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.

 

Thank you.

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Honor Mission

Arthur J. Dryja, Veteran
USA - WWII, Korea
West Seneca, New York - 23 Aug 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested to stand in Honor of the Military Service of Arthur "Whitey" Dryja of Cheektowaga, who passed away on August 19th.
We have documentation that Mr. Dryja served in the Merchant Marines during WWII in both the Atlantic War Zone and the Mediterranean Middle East War Zone. (Merchant Mariners who served in WWII are officially recognized as Veterans.) According to the family, Mr. Dryja joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 16, served 6 years, came home, married, then was drafted into the Army and served during the Korean War and Discharged as a Sergeant. The family and Funeral Director are searching for the Army documentation.
Obituary: http://buffalonews.com/2017/08/20/dryja-arthur-whitey/


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 23 Aug 2017
Primary Staging Time: 7:45 A.M.

Hoy Funeral Home
3855 Seneca Street
West Seneca, New York - 14206
http://mapq.st/2wrjd6r


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Prayer Service at the FH at 8:30 AM.
Followed by Dignified Escort to Queen of Heaven Church, 4220 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY 14206.
Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM.
Followed by Escort to St. Adalbert's Cemetery, 6200 Broadway, Lancaster.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag, dress for the weather and bring a beverage for proper hydration.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Thank you for your efforts in ensuring a good PGR presence in Honor of Mr. Dryja's Service 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

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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Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area HOTH Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC HOTH Warehouse will be picking up and delivering on November 18, 2017.  The second Saturday is Veterans Day and many PGRNY events are scheduled for that day.  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 Donate Items section and either call us at 585-866-1747 or fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form.  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.

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