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

Ronald G. Gottschalk Sr., Veteran

USAF - Korea

Honeoye Falls, New York - 10 Jul 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Mr. Ronald Gottschalk has asked the PGR to participate in honoring his military service. Mr. Gottschalk is a United States Air Force Veteran and served during the Korean War.

Mr. Gottschalk entered the service in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1955. During that time, Mr. Gottschalk was a mechanic in the 436th Fighter Day Squadron based in California.
Obituary: https://tinyurl.com/ycxgdymv


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10 Jul 2017

Primary Staging Time: 10:15 A.M.
Merton H. Kays Funeral Home
59 Monroe Street
Honeoye Falls, New York - 14472
https://tinyurl.com/y9t42j4s
Ride Captain:
Bruce Forsyth
201.602.0938
ninemacs@aol.com
Special Instructions:
Flag Line at 10:30 for the expected arrival of family.
Flag line during calling hours, 11:00 – 14:00
Services at 14:00 expected to go about an hour at the funeral home.
Upon conclusion of services, escort to Pine Hill Cemetery (about 6 miles).
Pine Hill Cemetery: https://tinyurl.com/yart5lmd
Please dress for the weather – current forecast is fair and about 80 degrees F.
Please ensure your flags are properly attached to your vehicle.
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:
Bruce Forsyth
Acting Ride Captain
PGR Region 2
201.602.0938
ninemacs@aol.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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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