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

 
William T. Boyd, Veteran 
USA - WWII, Korea, Vietnam
Avon, New York - 12 Apr 2017

ABOUT THE MISSION:
We have been requested to stand in Honor of U.S. Army Veteran William T. Boyd of Avon, who passed away on April 6th.* Mr. Boyd retired after a 21-year career, serving from 1945-1966.* Mr. Boyd spent the majority of his career in the Security/Military Police/Confinement and General Supply fields.* He served multiple tours overseas during World War II, Korean War and Vietnam Era.* Mr. Boyd was Honorably Retired on 11 June 1966 with the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6.)* For his extensive Service to our Nation, SSG Boyd was awarded:* Army Commendation Medal;* Army Good Conduct Medal w/Bronze Clasp;* American Campaign Medal;* Army Occupation Medal (Germany & Japan);* National Defense Service Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster;* WW-II Victory Medal;* Korean Service Medal w/Silver Star;* United Nations Service Medal (Korea);* Korean Presidential Unit Citation;* Republic of Korea War Service Medal.* Mr. Boyd also held leadership positions in the Avon VFW, Avon American Legion, Avon Fire Department, and B oy Scouts of America. Obituary:* http://obittree.com/obituary/us/new-york/avon/stephenson-dougherty-funeral-home/william-boyd/2896395/

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12 Apr 2017

Primary Staging Time: 0845 A.M.
Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home 350 Genesee Street
Avon, New York - 14414
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Ride Captain:
Don Higgins *** gladiator6988@hotmail.com *** 585-739-6798
Special Instructions:
Escort for Dignified Transfer to: *** First Presbyterian Church, 5605 East Avon-Lima Road (Rt. 5&20), East Avon. *** Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. *** Please do what you're able to help Honor the Army Career of William T. Boyd, and to support his loving and proud family. *** Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, and dress for the weather. *** Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
 

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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 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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