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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Special Honor Mission

Welcome Home Rochester Honor Flight, Veterans
USA, USN, USMC, USCG, USAF, ANG - WWII, Korea, Vietnam
Rochester, New York - 10 Sep 2017



ABOUT THE MISSION:

On Sunday, Sept. 10, Honor Flight Rochester (HFR) will welcome home 47 veterans as part of Mission 55. This will be HFR’s fourth mission of 2017.

Among the ranks of veterans on the Mission 55 roster are:

26 Korean War
11 World War II
3 Cold War
3 Cold War/Vietnam War
2 Vietnam War
1 World War II/Korea

These veterans served in the U.S. Army (20), the U.S. Navy (12), the U.S. Air Force (7), the U.S. Marines (6), the U.S. Coast Guard (1), and the National Guard (1).

URL Honor Flight Link: http://honorflightrochester.org/news/


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 11:20 A.M.

Greater Rochester International Airport.
1200 Brooks Avenue
Rochester, New York - 14624


Ride Captain:

Nigel Heaton
nigelvh@aol.com


Special Instructions:

The Flight is expected shortly after 12:00 pm with our Veterans coming thru the gate around 12:50 pm.

We need to be in the Terminal for Primary Briefing at 12:00 pm.

Staging; 11:20 am
On Buell Rd about a 1/4 mile North from Brooks Ave. Monroe County may open up their lot to us, otherwise we may meet at the vacant lot next to Comprehensive Mold Management at 291 Buell RD. Please be prepared for that last minute update.
Briefing at 11:30, KSU at 11:50 sharp for our final staging and final Briefing in the terminal at 12:00 pm.
Bikes have free parking just prior to the old cell phone lot. Cages park in short term lot, Honor Flight will have passes for us.
Weather as of Wednesday 9/06/17 for this Sunday, Sunny & 68 degrees.
I will have arm bands if anyone needs them at $10.00 each.
Captains: Please come prepared with sign up sheets.

Thank you all for what you do!


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: 10 Sep, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 10:30 A.M.

Dunkin Donuts
Maiden Lane and Mount Read Blvd
Greece, New York -


Ride Captain:

Nigel Heaton
nigelvh@aol.com


Special Instructions:

KSU at 10:50 am sharp!!

Thank you all for what you do!


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:

Nigel Heaton
Assistant State Captain
PGR NY
Regions 1, 2, 3
nigelvh@aol.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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