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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Dedication Mission

MajGen Harold J. Green Dedication Ceremony

US Army KIA - WoT

Guilderland, New York - 03 Aug 2017

 



ABOUT THE MISSION:

On August 3, 2017, a portion of NY State Route 146 will be designated as the "Major General Harold J. Greene Memorial Highway". General Greene was the highest-ranking American military officer to be killed in a combat zone since the Vietnam War.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, General Greene grew up in Schenectady, NY, graduated from Guilderland High School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy and spent 34 years in the military. At the age of 52, General Greene was killed in Afghanistan in 2014 when a gunman fired on military officials at an academy near Kabul, Afghanistan. General Greene was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on August 14, 2017.

The portion of the renamed highway begins at the intersection of routes 20 and 146 in Guilderland and continues south to the intersection of Route 146 and Ostrander Road.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of United States Army Major General Harold J. Greene, a true American Hero.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03 Aug 2017

Primary Staging Time: 2:15 P.M.
Guilderland Town Hall
5209 Western Tpk.
(Route 20)
Guilderland, New York - 12084
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com
Special Instructions:
Staging at the Town Hall with flag line on the walkway of the main entrance for the arrival of family and guests. Members will then move inside and re-form the flag line for dedication ceremonies.
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: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State 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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