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

SGT Owen J. Lennon, Active Duty

USMC - WoT

MULTI-CITY, New York - 25 - 28 Jul 2017

 



ABOUT THE MISSION:

Marine Corps Sgt. Owen James Lennon was a flight engineer on the ill fated KC-130T that crashed in Mississippi on July 10th. Lennon studied criminal justice for two years at the University of New Haven before joining the Marines. Lennon proved himself as a Marine quickly, becoming one of the youngest flight engineers in the Corps. He was deployed to Afghanistan and over the years his work took him to far corners of the world. The Marines named Lennon Marine of the Year in 2013, putting his name on a KC-130T, the same craft in which he would later lose his life.

The Patriot Guard Riders will be privileged to be there to render Honor, Dignity and Respect for the life and faithful service of United States Marine Corps Sgt. Owen James Lennon.

N.B. - THIS IS AN OPEN CALL TO ALL OTHER MOTORCYCLE ORGANIZATIONS WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS.  PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIVES OF THE PGR LEAD RIDE CAPTAIN FOR THIS MISSION.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 25 Jul 2017

Primary Staging Time: 2:45 P.M.
Orange County Choppers
14 Crossroads Ct.
Newburgh, New York - 12550
https://goo.gl/maps/fGcxPjuwAaE2
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com
Special Instructions:
Stage in parking lots off of Orr Ave. KSU approximately 3:00 PM. Be prepared to move as a group over to:

Stewart Air National Guard Base
Maguire Way
Newburgh, NY

Once cleared thru Security Post, PGR to park in designated area near terminals.

PGR to dismount and move to establish flag lines for dignified transfer within designated terminal. Once dignified transfer is complete, PGR to escort from Stewart ANG to:

Higgins Funeral Home,
321 S Main St.
New City, NY 10956

PGR to set up flag line for dignified transfer into funeral home. Mission Complete for Tuesday.
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.

NOTE:  Staging for R4/5 members wishing to ride down as a group:
Sunoco Station
351 Southern Blvd.
Albany, NY  12209
KSU:  1:00 PM


STAGING #2 DETAILS: 26 Jul, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 1:15 P.M.
Higgins Funeral Home,
321 S Main St.
New City, New York - 10956
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com

John Otero
firefighter1133@aol.com
Special Instructions:
Staging with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Visitation hours from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Staging at 1:15 PM for afternoon viewing and 6:15 PM for evening viewing.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.


STAGING #3 DETAILS: 27 Jul, 2017

Staging #3 Time: 1:15 P.M.
Higgins Funeral Home,
321 S Main St.
New City, New York - 10956
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com
Special Instructions:
Staging with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Visitation hours from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Staging at 1:15 PM for afternoon viewing and 6:15 PM for evening viewing.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.


STAGING #4 DETAILS: 28 Jul, 2017

Staging #4 Time: 09:00 A.M
Higgins Funeral Home,
321 S Main St.
New City, New York - 10956
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com
Special Instructions:
PGR Flag Line present for arrival of family and friends.

10:00am - Approx - Flag line for dignified transfer, then escort to:

St. Boniface RC Church
5 Willow Tree Rd, Monsey, NY

10:30am - Flag line for dignified transfer into church for Mass of Christian Burial

11:30am - Approx - PGR flag line for dignified transfer from church then escort to:

Orange County Veterans Cemetery
111 Craigville Rd, Goshen, NY

PGR Flag Line for dignified transfer and military honors service.
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.

NOTE:  Staging for R4/5 members wishing to ride down as a group:
Sunoco Station
351 Southern Blvd.
Albany, NY  12209
KSU:  06:15 AM

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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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