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

Paul A. Bradford, Veteran

USAF - Korea Era

Genesco, New York - 15 Apr 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested to stand in Honor of the US Air Force Service of Paul A. Bradford, who passed away on March 19th. Mr. Bradford served 4 years Active Duty, from 1951-1955. His AFSC was 43151B - Tactical Aircraft Maintenance and his most significant duty assignment was the 5th Periodic Maintenance Squadron, Travis AFB, California. Mr. Bradford was Honorably Discharged on 11 March 1955 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. For his Service to our Nation, SSG Bradford was awarded the Air Force Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Mr. Bradford's daughter is a National Warplane Museum Volunteer and she requested her Dad's Memorial be appropriately held at the Museum.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 15 Apr 2017

Primary Staging Time: 3:00 P.M.
National Warplane Museum
3489 Big Tree Lane
(Off Route 63, across from SUNY Geneseo)
Genesco, New York - 14454
http://mapq.st/2o1DiYb
Ride Captain:
Don Higgins
gladiator6988@hotmail.com

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for Memorial Service at 4:00 PM.
Local Veterans groups will also participate.
No Cemetery, No Escort.
All are invited to stay for the Museum open house and dish-to-pass reception.

Please do whatever you are able to help us Honor the US Air Force Service of Mr. Bradford and to support his loving family.

Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Air Force flag. If you choose to ride, please 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.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be available.

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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