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


Michael P Shoemaker, Veteran 
USN 
Buffalo, New York - 08 Jul 2017

ABOUT THE MISSION:
We have been requested to stand in Honor of the U.S. Navy Service of Michael P. Shoemaker, who was tragically killed on July 3rd in Chautauqua County when his motorcycle was struck by an automobile. Mr. Shoemaker was 60 years old. I would encourage you to check his Facebook page. Mr. Shoemaker served in the U.S. Navy from 1974-1977, with a rating of Aviation Electrician's Mate. His service included 5 months aboard the USS America (CV-66.) AE Shoemaker was Honorably Discharged on 25 October 1977, and earned the National Defense Service Medal. 

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 08 Jul 2017

Primary Staging Time: 0900 A.M.
All Saints Church 
205 Esser Avenue
Buffalo, New York
http://mapq.st/2sO2KTB
Ride Captain:
John Ben
jjb1946@aol.com
Special Instructions:
Flag Line for arrival of family and friends. Funeral Mass begins at 10:00 AM, with Military Honors following. 
No Cemetery, No Escort. 
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag, and dress for the weather. The family of Michael Shoemaker is in shock from this tragedy. Please do whatever you're able to ensure the PGR has a good presence in Honor of Mr. Shoemaker's Naval Service, and in support of his loving family. 
NOTE: We have a very busy day on Saturday in Region-1, with 3 Funerals in the morning. Please do whatever you're able to help support one of these important Mission
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: Don Higgins Position: Ride Captain

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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