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

David Hendrix, Veteran
USA - Vietnam
Romulus, New York - 15 Aug 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The PGR has been asked to stand in honor of Mr. David Hendrix’s service to America. Mr. Hendrix was a US Army veteran. Mr. Hendrix’s service occurred during the Vietnam War. He served in-country and was affected by Agent Orange.
 
Mr. Hendrix served in B Company, 15th Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry. He enlisted with the army in 1966 and fought in Vietnam as part of helicopter crews. After finishing his tour of duty, Mr. Hendrix continued to serve as a member of the Army Reserve. He left service in 1972.

During his service Mr. Hendrix earned: Vietnam Service Medal (VSM), Vietnam Campaign Medal (VCM), National Defense Service Medal (NDSM), Army Combat Badge (ACB), Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM), Aircraft Crewman Badge, 2 Overseas Bars, and Sharpshooter on the m-14 (SPS M-14).


Obituary: https://tinyurl.com/y8vvv9v2


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 15 Aug 2017
Primary Staging Time: 2:30 P.M.

Entrance to Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery
6632 NY-96A
Romulus, New York - 14541


Ride Captain:

Bruce Forsyth
ninemacs@aol.com
201.602.0938


Special Instructions:

Staging for arrival of the deceased and family.
Services are scheduled for 15:00 at the memorial shelter.
There will be a military honor guard participating.
We will stand a flag line for the arrival of the hearse and family.

PGR will escort the remains and family from the entrance to the memorial shelter.

PGR will perform a dignified transfer of Mr. Hendrix to the memorial shelter with the military honor guard.

PGR will participate in rendering honors with the military honor guard during the service.

Following the service and after the family leaves the memorial shelter PGR will render a final salute as a group.

Weather:
Please dress for the weather.
At present the forecast calls for a chance of rain.


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:

Bruce Forsyth

ninemacs@aol.com

201.602.0938

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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