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

Robert A. Smith Sr., Retired

USMC, Veteran

Corinth, New York - 02 Aug 2017

 



ABOUT THE MISSION:

Robert A. “Bob” Smith Sr. 63, of Main St. passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at Glens Falls Hospital. Born July 10, 1954 in Reed City, Michigan, he graduated from Reed City High School in 1972.

He joined the United States Marine Corps that same year, serving for 21 years until his retirement on July 31, 1994. He lived all over the world while serving in the Marines, and moved to Corinth in 2016 for his retirement. During his service, Robert was awarded the USMC Good Conduct Medal w/1 Silver and 3 Bronze Stars, Navy Commendation Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/3 Bronze Stars, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Arctic Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal and a Secretary of the Navy Commendation Letter, and achieved the rank of First Sergeant (E-8).

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Robert A. Smith Sr., a proud United States Marine.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02 Aug 2017

Primary Staging Time: 9:45 A.M.
Densmore Funeral Home
7 Sherman Ave.
Corinth, New York - 12822
Ride Captain:
Gene Jones
rem2arms@aol.com

Special Instructions:

Staging at funeral home for arrival of family at 10:00 AM. Public visitation from 11:00 - 12:00 PM, followed by funeral services and escort to:

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Interment with full military honors scheduled for 2:00 PM.

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
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!

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