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


Joseph G Tamer, Veteran 
USN - Korea
Utica, New York - 06 Jul 2017

ABOUT THE MISSION:
The Patriot Guard Riders of New York are honored to be requested to stand a flag line for visitation and church services with military honors and to escort Joseph to his final resting place. Joseph served with valor in the United States Navy during the Korean War era. He still carries a bullet, one of several that wounded him in an accident on-board the aircraft carrier USS Tripoli, CVE 64. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal among others. Among the family he leaves behind are two PGRNY members - his neice and her husband from the Rochester area. Please attend as much of this mission in honor of Joseph as your schedule permits. 

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06 Jul 2017

Primary Staging Time: 0900 A.M.
St. Louis Gonzaga Church 
520 Rutger St
Utica, New York
Ride Captain:
Jim Sieffert 
jasieffert@gmail.com 
315-525-6802
Special Instructions:
We will stand a flag line to honor Joseph during visitation which begins at 09;30 AM, prior to his church service which will begin at 11:00 AM. Following services we will honor him with a dignified transfer and escort to Calvary Cemetery, 2407 Oneida Street, Utica, NY. Be very mindful of weather conditions, as some rain is expected.
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.

Submitted By:

Jim Sieffert
jasieffert@gmail.com

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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