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

SGT Roshain Euvince Brooks
Active Duty, KIA

United States Army - WoT

MULTI-CITY, New York - 24 - 25 Aug 2017
 
Note: Friday staging location has changed.


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of SGT Roshain Euvince Brooks has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.  Killed In combat on 13 August while engaging the enemy, SGT Brooks, 30, a Paratrooper, was part of a cannon crew assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment. SGT Allen L Sticker, 22, of Arlington Texas also lost his life when an artillery shell from a towed M777 howitzer, a 155 mm artillery piece exploded prematurely. Five others were wounded in the blast.

Sergeant Brooks has been posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal and Combat Badge.

This is a three part mission:
24 Aug 17: PGR Flag Line at church for arrival and dignified transfer of Sgt. Brooks.
25 Aug 17: PGR Flag Line at Church for the arrival and dignified transfer of Sgt. Brooks, followed by escort to cemetery.

NY ARNG performing Honors.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and demonstrate dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of SGT Roshain E. Brooks, American Hero.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 24 Aug 2017
Primary Staging Time: 5:15 P.M.

Family of the First Born Church
220 Remsen Ave
Brooklyn, New York - 11212

Ride Captain:

Wayne Cohen
PGRWayne@gmail.com
516.729.9869

Special Instructions:

This stage of the mission is Flag Line only for arrival and dignified transfer of Sgt Brooks. PGR will stand down upon completion of dignified transfer.

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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 25 Aug, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 7:45 A.M. at FH.    

Additional staging locations from RC Pete Jepson:
1st stage: Gulf station Ronkonkoma Ave. & N. Service LIE KSU 5:30am
2nd stage:  Old Wauldbaums 336 N. Broadway Jericho ( Rt107) KSU 6:15am
Family at Funeral Home 8am. Remember your flags.
Harmony Funeral Home
2200 Clarendon Road
Brooklyn, New York

Ride Captain:

Wayne Cohen
PGRWayne@gmail.com
516.729.9869

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival and dignified transfer of Sgt Brooks at approximately 8 AM.
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At approximately 10:30AM, we will then provide an escort for Sergeant Brooks to his final resting place among fellow American Heroes in Calverton National Cemetery.
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This is likely to be a mile-long procession, mostly at or near highway speeds. Please be sure your flags are securely attached, and ensure that you have ample fuel for this 70 mile escort.


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 25 Aug, 2017
Staging #3 Time: 12:30 P.M.

Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd
Calverton, New York - 11933

Ride Captain:

Karen Wirth
dblk28@aol.com

Special Instructions:

Meet at Rest Area behind Administration. Interment services scheduled for 1:30 PM.

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: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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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