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

American Heroes

Troy Babb, USAF Veteran
John Irby Jr., USMC Veteran

Calverton, New York - 15 Aug 2017

 



ABOUT THE MISSION:

This is funeral for two indigent Veterans. Mr. Troy Babb, United States Air Force veteran, and Mr. John Irby Jr., United States Marine Corps veteran. The Catholic War Veterans has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to stand with them for these two Heroes. They will have a short prayer service at 0900 hrs at Joseph Lucchese FH, Bronx,NY then proceding to Calverton Nat'l Cemetery.Arrival is 1100-1130 Hrs


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 15 Aug 2017

Primary Staging Time: 10:45 A.M.
Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Boulevard
Calverton, New York - 11933
Ride Captain:
Gene & Sue Frohnhoefer
frofer@aol.com
Special Instructions:
Wayne Cohen has stepped up to escort these two veterans with no families to Calverton tomorrow.
He is planning to leave at 8am to the Bronx where a service is being held at 9am. Any members
interested in joining on this escort contact Wayne at 516-729-9869 to arrange a meet-up.
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.



Submitted By: Gene Frohnhoefer
Position: Ride Captain

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only. The ROC HOTH Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month unless otherwise posted.

Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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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 Request 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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