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

Gerald R. "Jerry" Gibas, Veteran
USA - Vietnam
Niagara Falls, New York - 21 Aug 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested to stand in Honor of the U.S. Army Vietnam War Service of Gerald R. "Jerry" Gibas of the Town of Niagara, who passed away on August 5th. Mr. Gibas served from 1966-1968, including 12 months in Vietnam with Company C, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. His MOS was 11B40-Light Weapons Infantryman, and he was Honorably Discharged on 12 January 1968 with the rank of Sergeant (E-5.) For his brave Service to our Nation, Sgt. Gibas was awarded: Army Commendation Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 21 Aug 2017
Primary Staging Time: 9:30 A.M.

Divine Mercy Parish
2437 Niagara Street
Niagara Falls, New York - 14303
http://mapq.st/2w7qbgO


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Memorial Mass with Military Honors at 10:30 A.M.
No Escort - Mr. Gibas will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or U.S. Army flag, dress for the weather, and ensure you have a beverage for proper hydration.
Please do whatever you are able to help Honor the Vietnam War Service of Mr. Gibas, and to support his loving and grieving family.


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:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-1
gladiator6988@hotmail.com
 

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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