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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HOTH Mission

Military Appreciation Night
Albany - Saratoga Speedway


Ballston Spa, New York - 01 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in opening ceremonies taking place during Military Appreciation Night at the Albany – Saratoga Speedway. Ceremonies will take place at 6:00 PM, and will recognize and honor all current and veteran military personnel, as well as those Gold Star Families in attendance.

Jimmy Duncan is a weekly Street Stock driver, and his car #771 carries the names of the fallen soldiers of the Albany Chapter 11 Gold Star Mothers. Jimmy is the husband of PGRNY member Justine Crowley-Duncan, and Ally Crowley-Duncan will sing the National Anthem and play the bagpipes. At the conclusion of the night’s activities, there will be a fireworks display.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 5:15 P.M.

Albany – Saratoga Speedway
2671 State Hwy 9
Ballston Spa, New York - 12020
https://goo.gl/maps/7TrLNkDyyyo


Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com
(518)669-3358


Special Instructions:

Staging at 5:15 PM in the main parking lot. PGR members will enter as a group and form a flag line along the infield area directly in front of the grandstands where the ceremonies will be conducted.

There will be no admission fee for any PGR member participating in this mission event.


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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