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

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

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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