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

Vincent P. Oare Sr., Veteran

USA, USAF - Vietnam

Gloversville, New York - 15 Apr 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Mr. Vincent P. Oare Sr., United States Army and United States Air Force veteran has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence at his military honors funeral services. Vincent “Vinny” Paul Oare Sr., 72, of Gloversville passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Born October 18, 1944 in Albany, Vinny was a proud Army and Air Force veteran dedicating almost 20 years of service to our country. He served several tours in Vietnam where he received numerous awards and decorations for his faithful service. Vinny was an animal lover and was known to many as “The Cat Man”.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 15 Apr 2017

Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M.
Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home
51 Fremont Street
Gloversville, New York - 12078
Ride Captain:
“Big Dan” Nolin
dan1nolin@yahoo.com
Special Instructions:
Staging at the funeral home at 10:30 AM for the arrival of family. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by a celebration of Mr. Oare’s life at 12:00 PM.

Note: This is the first portion of the mission for Mr. Oare. Interment will take place some time next week at Saratoga National Cemetery. Please watch for follow up notifications.

Ray Sestak
Assistant State Captain
Eastern Region, PGRNY
rayspgrny@gmail.com
(518)669-3358
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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