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

Richard W. Brennan
US Navy, Vietnam Era Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 11 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Richard William Brennan, 74, of Clifton Park, NY and Fort Myers, FL has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in his military honors funeral services. Richard entered into eternal rest on September 3rd, 2017.

A 1961 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School, Richard proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, from 1960-1966. He was stationed aboard the USS Sarsfield (DD-837), a Gearing-class destroyer, as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class (E-4), and served 1 year and 8 months on overseas tours. He was Honorably Discharged on 29 March 1964 and completed 2 years of inactive reserve service.

Richard was a loyal 34-year employee of Niagara Mohawk/National Grid, a 35-year Elks member, a former semi-pro football player, avid golfer, cook, fisherman and hockey fan.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Richard William Brennan, proud United States Navy Veteran.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 08:45 A.M.

New Comer Cremations & Funerals
181 Troy Schenectady Rd
Watervliet, New York - 12189


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family at 09:00 AM. Following brief service and dignified transfer at approximately 09:45, PGR will provide escort to the church for a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial:

St. Edward The Confessor Church
569 Clifton Park Center Rd.
Clifton Park, NY 12065
https://goo.gl/maps/4wiiK1SiJSN2

Following church services and dignified transfer, PGR will provide escort to the cemetery for interment with military honors:

St. Joseph's Cemetery
100 Kings Rd,
Schenectady, NY 12304
https://goo.gl/maps/Y7rkY7KxY8A2


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: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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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