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

Donald T. Buckley, Veteran

USAF - Korean Era

North Tonawanda, New York - 13 Apr 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested to stand in Honor of the US Air Force Service of Donald T. Buckley, who passed away on April 10th. Mr. Buckley served 3-1/2 years Active Duty (1949-1952). He received training as a Supply Technician at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado and in Special Weapons at the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project. Mr. Buckley's AFSC was 64150 - Shipping Clerk. He was Honorably Discharged on 1 December 1952 with the rank of Airman 1st Class. For his Service to our nation, A/1C Donald Buckley was awarded the Air Force Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 13 Apr 2017

Primary Staging Time: 5:00 P.M.
Fretthold Funeral Home
1241 Oliver Street
North Tonawanda, New York - 14120
http://mapq.st/2eWkJlM
Ride Captain:
Bob Woodward
bobwood2294@gmail.com
Special Instructions:
Flag Line for Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Funeral Service at 9:00 PM
No Cemetery, No Escorts.
Please do whatever you are able to help Honor the Air Force Service of Mr. Buckley and to support his loving family.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or a US Air Force flag and dress for the weather.

Don Higgins
Senior Ride Captain
PGRNY Region-1
gladiator6988@hotmail.com
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
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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