The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to report that for the first time since the inception of the Wreaths Across America program, on December 16, 2017, a Holiday Wreath was placed on every gravesite at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. The Patriot Guard Riders, along with several thousand community volunteers respectfully placed those wreaths, but much more importantly, took the time to honor and remember over 11,000 of our fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen resting in that place of honor.

We wish to sincerely thank everyone who made that goal a reality, particularly those who contributed via the PGRNY “Three For Two” program. Through that program, fully 100% of your contribution went toward the sponsorship of wreaths, with a total of almost 3,800 wreaths (over 1/3 of the total) provided….a truly outstanding effort.

Now that the bar has been set, we look forward to achieving that goal each and every year going forward, and we are confident that with your generous help and support, we can do just that. Once again, our heartfelt thanks for honoring and remembering our fallen heroes.

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Honor Mission

Walter Jay Milligan Jr., Veteran
USA Fire - Korea Era
Hamburg, New York -27 Mar 2017

ABOUT THE MISSION:
We have been requested to stand in Honor of the US Army Service and Fire Service of Walter Jay Milligan of Lake View, who passed away on March 20th.

Mr. Milligan served from 1952 - 1954, and was assigned to the Army Ordnance Corps stateside. He was Honorably Discharged on 27 May 1954 with the rank of PFC. Mr. Milligan was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Army Good Conduct Medal. In addition to his Military Service, Mr. Milligan was also a past Commissioner for the Lake View Fire Department, as well as an Honorary member of the Armor Volunteer Fire Department.

Obituary:https://tinyurl.com/n83kr7n

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS:27 Mar 2017

Primary Staging Time:9:00 A.M.
John J. Kaczor Funeral Home
5453 Southwestern Blvd.
(Corner Rogers Road)
Hamburg, New York - 14075
http://mapq.st/2mkIHOn
Ride Captain:
Bob Woodward
bobwood2294@gmail.com
Special Instructions:
Funeral Service at10:00 AM,
Escort to Hillcrest Cemetery, Interment with Military Honors.
Please do whatever you are able to help Honor the Fire and Military Service of Walter Jay Milligan, and to support his loving and grieving family.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag.
Dress for the weather, and ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Don Higgins
Senior Ride Captain
PGRNY Region-1
gladiator6988@hotmail.com
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only. The ROC HOTH Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month unless otherwise posted.

Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call.  You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.

PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal

 

Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

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