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

Francis “Frank” Wyss, Veteran
USA - WWII
Deer Park, New York - 01 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

Our Honoree's son has requested the Patriot Guard Riders to render Honors, with Dignity and Respect to Sergeant Francis "Frank" Wyss, 93. Sgt Wyss served in the US Army, during WWII, from 1943 to 1945, in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He was part of the 723 Ordnance Company, 28th Infantry Division. Honorably Discharged 17 November 1945.
This American Hero earned the American Theater Ribbon, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Battle Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.
A resident of Hudson Falls, NY, and East Hampton, Mr Wyss leaves behind a large, loving family, including four great-great grandchildren.
Let's do what we can to gather and render Honors for this member of the Greatest Generation, World War II Hero.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 9:30 A.M.

Mangano Funeral Home
1701 Deer Park Ave
Deer Park, New York - 11729


Ride Captain:

Wayne Cohen
PGRWayne@gmail.com
516.729.9869


Special Instructions:

Please arrive on time with a clean 3' x 5' American or US Army Flag for the Flag Line.
Escort to leave Deer Park at 1100hrs. Appointment at Calverton National Cemetery at 1200hrs.
Please be sure that your motorcycle flags are securely attached and ready for this approximately 36 mile Escort that includes the Long Island Expressway. Dress appropriately for the weather, expected to be in the 60s


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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 01 Sep, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 11:00 A.M.

Calverton National Cemetery
Wading River, New York -


Ride Captain:

Wayne Cohen
PGRWayne@gmail.com
516.729.9869


Special Instructions:

Please bring your own flags - Gene and Sue will not be at CNC for this funeral.


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:
Wayne Cohen
PGRWayne@gmail.com
516.729.9869

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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