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

Sean Young-Welch, Active Duty

USN

Buffalo, New York - 06 Jul 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested to stand in Honor of the Naval Service of Sean Young-Welch, who tragically passed away on June 27th as a result of a motorcycle accident on Marine Base Camp Lejeune, NC. HM3 Young-Welch was a Special Amphibious Recon Corpsman imbedded with the 2nd Marine Recon Battalion. The following information is provided by the Funeral Director via the U.S. Navy:
Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean W. Young-Welch first joined the Navy as an undesignated Deck Seaman, initially stationed on LHD-8, the USS Makin, where he also qualified and served as a Search and Rescue (SAR) Swimmer, a very challenging lifesaving duty. While on the USS Makin, then Seaman Young-Welch screened for and was accepted to the Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman (SARC) training pipeline. In one of the smaller communities in the Navy, SARCs serve as integral team-members with elite Marine Corps Reconnaissance and Raider units, providing combat trauma medical treatment as well as all other aspects of medical care. The training includes some of the most challenging and arduous schools the military offers, to include Basic Reconnaissance Course (BRC) at Camp Pendleton CA, Marine Combat Diver as well as Diving Medicine, both at Navy Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City FL. It also includes two Army schools: Basic Airborne at Ft. Benning GA, and the Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM) at the Joint Special Operation Medical Training Center (JSOMTC) Ft. Bragg NC. Sean graduated this two year pipeline and reported to 2nd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp Lejeune on June 17th. At 2d Recon he was serving as a SARC and was already scheduled for a short deployment to South America as well as follow-up training.
Sean was Surface Warfare qualified and his awards include:
Navy “E”, Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy Rifle Expert, and Navy Pistol Expert.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06 Jul 2017

Primary Staging Time: 5:30 P.M.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
4200 Genesee Street (Route 33)
Buffalo, New York - 14225
http://mapq.st/2hSdtY9
Ride Captain:
Bob Woodward
bobwood2294@gmail.com
Special Instructions:
Stage at the Parking Lot to the far West of the Airport (Past the Limo Lot.)
This is Part-1 of a 3-part Mission.
Arrival of HM3 Young-Welch is expected at 6:30 PM. PGR will provide a Flag Line for the Dignified Transfer to the hearse, then will provide an Escort from the airport to Amigone Funeral Home, 1132 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. Part-1 of this Mission ends at that point.
Please be prepared with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag, and dress for the weather.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do whatever you're able to ensure the PGR has a very good presence for this Dignified Transfer and Escort.
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.


STAGING #2 DETAILS: 07 Jul, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 1:00 P.M.
Amigone Funeral Home Delaware Chapel
1132 Delaware Avenue (Near West Ferry)
Buffalo, New York - 14209
http://mapq.st/2tgR5QO
Ride Captain:
Joe Joyce and Don Becker
jjoyce82abn55@yahoo.com
dbecker97545@roadrunner.com
Special Instructions:
This is Part-2 of the Mission for Active Duty Navy PO3 Sean Young-Welch.
This is Calling Hours, from 2:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Please arrive when and for as long as you're able to help provide a decent PGR presence in Honor of HM3 Young-Welch, and in support of his proud, loving and grieving family.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or U.S. Navy flag, and dress for the weather.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.


STAGING #3 DETAILS: 08 Jul, 2017

Staging #3 Time: 11:30 A.M.
Amigone Funeral Home Delaware Chapel
1132 Delaware Avenue (Near West Ferry)
Buffalo, New York - 14209
http://mapq.st/2tgR5QO
Ride Captain:
Joe Joyce and Don Becker
jjoyce82abn55@yahoo.com
dbecker97545@roadrunner.com
Special Instructions:
This is Part-2 of the Mission for Active Duty Navy PO3 Sean Young-Welch.

Staging at 11:30 A.M. Funeral Service at 12:30 P.M.
Tentative Escort to Bidwell Park, Buffalo for Full Military Honors.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
  
Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-1
gladiator6988@hotmail.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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