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

George Dieffenbacher, Veteran
USN - WWII
Fairfield, New York - 02 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders of New York have been requested to honor WWII Veteran George Dieffenbacher, Seaman First Class, with a flag line at his church services, an escort to his final resting place, and a flag line at his graveside service. George was drafted in 1945 and served in the United States Navy in a support role from his posting within the U.S. until his honorable discharge in 1946. He became a mechanical engineer and worked at General Electric in Utica for 35 years before retiring. He was honored at the Malta Leatherstocking Honor Flight on June 24, 2017, a PGRNY mission for regions 4 and 5.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 9:45 A.M.

Historic Trinity Church
791 NY Route 29
Fairfield, New York -
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Ride Captain:

Jim Sieffert
jasieffert@gmail.com
315-525-6802


Special Instructions:

Staging will be in the driveway beside the church. Please arrive on time as we will be forming a flag line at the church prior to the arrival of family and friends and the church service starting at 10:30. Following services we will salute with a dignified transfer and proceed to escort Mr. Dieffenbacher a short distance to the nearby Fairfield Cemetery. We will then form a flag line for the graveside ceremony.


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:
Jim Sieffert
jasieffert@gmail.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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