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

Thomas E. Callaghan, Veteran
USA - Korean Era, Fireman
Olcott, New York - 09 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have a request to stand in Honor of the U.S. Army Service of Thomas E. Callaghan of Appleton, NY, who passed away on September 4th. Mr. Callaghan served 2 years Active Duty from 1953-1955, including 17 months with the 533rd Military Police Company in Germany. Mr. Callaghan was Honorably Discharged on 20 January 1955 with the rank of Private First Class, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Army Occupation Medal (Germany).
Mr. Callaghan was also a member and Past President of the Olcott Fire Company.

Obituary: https://tinyurl.com/y9wesc6a


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.

St. Brendan on the Lake Parish- Olcott
5972 Main Street
Olcott, New York - 14126
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Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M.
Followed by Dignified Escort to St. Charles Cemetery, 3185 Lockport-Olcott Road, Newfane, NY. Burial with Military Honors.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the US Army Service of Mr. Callaghan and to support his loving family.

NOTE: We have a very busy day in Region-1 on Saturday with four (4) Missions. Please try to support one or more if possible.


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:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-1
gladiator6988@hotmail.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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