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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Memorial Mission

Let's Roll! / Mission 22 - 16th Anniversary 9/11 Tribute

Rochester, New York - 09 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We are approaching the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. With that "Operation Patriot" has again invited the Patriot Guard Riders to lead their Let's Roll! / Mission: 22 - 16th Anniversary 9/11 Tribute.

Registration 9:00 am with Kick Stands Up 11:00 am
Riders $20.00 Passengers $10.00
They will be registering you as you arrive on your bike. Please be prepared for that.
This ride attracts a lot of riders and we expect a large turn out.
The Patriot Guard will have prearranged parking but if you can arrive early that will make it a lot easier as we expect other Motorcycle Clubs to also share that parking.
The proceeds this year will be going to Veterans Outreach Center's Veteran Suicide Prevention programs.

MISSION: 22
In 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, which showed that roughly 22 veterans were dying by suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes. Some sources suggest that this rate may be undercounting suicides. We need to help.

* 50+ mile non-stop ride goes past 9/11 Memorial in Brockport
* Escorted by Fire, Police, Military & PGR
* $20 Rider | $10 Passenger
* FREE T-Shirt to first 100 to register
* LIVE Entertainment by "These Guys"
* Food & Drink Specials
* 50/50 raffle
* Giveaways


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 9:00 A.M.

Pelican's Nest
566 River Street
Rochester, New York - 14612


Ride Captain:

Nigel Heaton


Special Instructions:

The event will start out with our annual "Let's Roll!" Tribute Ride escorted by Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn, Monroe County Sheriff Deputies, NY State Police, Rochester Police, Greece Police, Ogden Police, Brockport Police and the Patriot Guard Riders. Additional police and fire departments are expected.

I'd like to see a lot of flag bikes, but regardless lets have a great PGR participation.

Link for more details: https://tinyurl.com/y9qepws9


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:
Nigel Heaton

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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