As we are approaching the holiday season, it's an excellent time to remember our fallen and their ultimate sacrafice; another way to remember them is to sponsor a wreath.  Sponsoring a wreath through Wreaths Across America is easy.  Whether at Saratoga National Cemetery or another cemetery where you wish to have a wreath placed. Just click on the image to enter Wreaths Across America.  Simply click on the DONATE at the bottom of their page.  Thank you.

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The Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern New York have once again been granted Group Sponsorship status within the Wreaths Across America organization. So what does our Group Sponsorship status mean? Well for every two wreaths that are ordered - using our group code – Wreaths Across America will donate another wreath - we get 3 for 2. 

 

To sponsor a wreath at Saratoga National Cemetery click HERE.

If you would rather mail in an order, click ORDER FORM.

 

Thank you.

   

 

 

Honor Mission

Richard D. Tracy
USA / ANG
Vietnam Era Veteran
and PGRNY Member

Hamburg, New York - 11 - 12 Aug 2017

 



ABOUT THE MISSION:

Sadly, we must come together to Honor our friend, our fellow PGR Member and U.S. Army Veteran Richard "Dick" Tracy, who passed away unexpectedly on August 7th at his home in Hamburg.

Dick was a very proud Vietnam War Era Veteran, serving Active Duty from 1968-1970, and Army Reserve/ANG Duty from 1970-1977. The majority of his Active Duty was spent in Baumholder, Germany with 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, with an MOS of 11D40 - Armor Reconnaissance Specialist. He was Honorably Discharged 14 March 1970 with the rank of Sergeant (E-5.) Dick's Army Reserve/National Guard Service included duty as a Squad Leader with the 152nd Construction Engineer Battalion in Buffalo, and was Honorably Discharged on 2 February 1977 with the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6.) His awards included the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Expert Badges for M-14 and M-16 Rifles, and Army Sharpshooter Badge for Machine Gun.

In addition to being a very proud and active Patriot Guard Riders NY member, Dick was very active in various Veteran's groups, including American Legion Honor Guard duty.

Obituary: http://lakesidefuneralhome.com/tribu...#tribute-start


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11 Aug 2017

Primary Staging Time: 3:00 P.M.
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York - 14075
http://mapq.st/2lkxxHi
Ride Captain:
Bob Woodward
bobwood2294@gmail.com
Special Instructions:
Flag Line for arrival of family and friends. Calling Hours from 4:00-8:00 P.M.
Please consider standing in Honor of our friend, fellow PGR Member and Army Veteran for whatever time you're able.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, and dress for the weather. Please ensure that you have water available for proper hydration.
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 #2 DETAILS: 12 Aug, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 08:15 A.M.
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York - 14075
http://mapq.st/2lkxxHi
Ride Captain:
George Brown
mar10387@netzero.net
Special Instructions:
Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Prayer Service at 9:15 AM.
Followed by Dignified Escort to St. John Paul II Church for Mass of Christian Burial.
Followed by Dignified Escort to Lakeside Cemetery for Burial with Full Military Honors.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, and dress for the weather.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do whatever you are able to help give Honor to our friend, fellow PGR member and proud Army Veteran Dick Tracy.
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: Don Higgins
Position: SRC, Region 1

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

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