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

Claude A. Dutcher, Veteran

USA - Vietnam Era

Schenectady, New York - 25 Jul 2017



ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Mr. Claude Arthur Dutcher has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.

Mr. Dutcher 70, passed away on Wednesday morning July 19th at his home. Born in Schenectady, Claude was a graduate of Linton High School and received a bachelor's degree from Empire State College in 1997. He served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 as a Communications Center Specialist (MOS72B20). During his service, he spent one year in Germany and was Honorably discharged at the rank of Specialist 4th Class, Technician (SP4 (T)).

Claude retired from the General Electric Company in 2001 after 36 years in Gas Turbine Services. He was a member of American Legion Post #1092, a past Post Commander and a former past County Commander.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for the life and service of Mr. Claude Arthur Dutcher, US Army Veteran.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 25 Jul 2017

Primary Staging Time: 11:00 A.M.
Bond Funeral Home
1614 Guilderland Ave.
Schenectady, New York
Ride Captain:
Gene Jones
rem2arms@aol.co
Special Instructions:
Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family. Following an 11:30 service, PGR will escort to Saratoga National Cemetery.
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: 25 Jul, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 1:30 P.M.
Gerald BH Solomon
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871
Ride Captain:
Gene Jones
rem2arms@aol.com
Special Instructions:
For those staging directly at the cemetery, please do so quietly and be aware of any service already in progress. Please do not congregate at the Visitor Center.
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:
Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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