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

Gary L. Beachel,, Veteran
USA - Vietnam Era
Livonia, New York - 18 Aug 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested to stand in Honor of the U.S. Army Service of Gary L. Beachel of Geneseo, who passed away on August 14th. Mr. Beachel served Active Duty for 3 years, from 1959-1962. His MOS was 633.10 - Recovery Specialist, and he served 2-1/2 years in Europe with the 124th Ordnance Company. Honorably Discharged on 6 July 1962 with the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E-4), SP4 Beachel earned the National Defense Service Medal.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 18 Aug 2017
Primary Staging Time: 8:45 A.M.

Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home
21 Big Tree Street (Rt. 15/20A)
Livonia, New York - 14487
http://mapq.st/2walO4K


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

We will provide a Dignified Escort of Mr. Beachel a short distance from the Funeral Home to St. Mathews Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Rd. (Rt. 20A), KSU approx. 9:30 AM.
Funeral Service at 10:30 A.M., with Military Honors following the Service at the church. No Cemetery.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and bring a beverage for hydration.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Thank you for your efforts to ensure we have a decent PGRNY showing in Honor of Mr. Beachel, and in support of his loving family.


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:
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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