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

Frank J. Byrnes, PGR RC, Veteran
USAF
Huntington Station, New York - 27 & 28 Aug 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

Patriots, I had the honor to be welcomed into the Patriot Guard Riders by US Air Force Veteran Frank Byrnes when he served as the Ride Captain on my first mission. It would be my honor to now escort him home to his final resting place among the Hero's at Calverton. It's now our turn to show Frank's family all the lives he touched. Please join me in standing for an amazing Patriot.
Obituary: https://tinyurl.com/y7479ku2


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 27 Aug 2017
Primary Staging Time: 1:30 P.M.

M. A. Connell Funeral Home
934 New York Ave
Huntington Station, New York - 11746


Ride Captain:

John Fenech


Special Instructions:

Viewing hours:
2:00-5:00pm and 7:00-9:00 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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 28 Aug, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 9:00 A.M.

M. A. Connell Funeral Home
934 New York Ave
Huntington Station, New York - 11746


Ride Captain:

John Fenech


Special Instructions:

Ride Captains Gene and Sue will assemble at the entrance of Calverton National cemetery for those who wish to go straight there at 10:15 am.

 
 
Burial at Calverton National Cemetery Monday August 28, at 11;00am

We will gather at the funeral home Monday morning at 9:00am and assemble a flagline prior to the family's arrival. A short prayer service and then we will escort our Hero home. Please join me in honoring a man who gave selflessly of himself for others. Thank you


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.
 
Submitted by:
John Fenech 
PGR National Vice President HOTH
PGR Ride Captain Region 9
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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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