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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 ***UPDATED 09/14/2017 - 11:15 HRS***
Please see updated staging information in red below.
 
Special Mission Event

Deputy Andrew Gravelle
Fundraiser Event

 
Ballston Spa, New York - 17 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend a fundraiser to benefit one of their own.

Deputy Sheriff Andrew Gravelle, 33, is a proud member of the law enforcement community. When not on the job, he runs - often ultra-marathon distances - 50 miles. However, these days, he's struggling to walk. Deputy Gravelle started suffering back pain more than a year ago. It culminated with a cancer diagnosis and a lesion on his spine that stole his mobility. He underwent surgery in early August and now endures physical therapy along with treatment to tame the cancer, but is paralyzed from the chest down.

The Iron Brotherhood Law Enforcement MC is hosting a ride and event at Abeel's Restaurant in Ballston Spa to benefit Deputy Gravelle. Deputy Gravelle will be transported to the event by his fellow officers, with LEO and the PGR leading the way.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 17 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 10:15 A.M.

UPDATED STAGING
Primary Staging Time:  10:00 A.M.

Curtis Lumber

NOTE:  For those riding North on I-87, meet at Clifton Park Rest Area just North of Exit 9 for KSU at 09:45 AM.
https://goo.gl/maps/E1i9GVTK2at

Price Chopper
Northway Exit 12
1 Kendall Way
(Just North of the circle on Rt. 9)
Malta, New York - 12020
https://goo.gl/maps/wtzriju8MTN2


Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com
(518)669-3358


Special Instructions:

PGR will stage at the Northway Exit 12 Price Chopper with the Saratoga County Sheriff for the 10 mile escort to Abeel's. PGR members are invited to participate in the fundraiser ride at 11:30 AM, and the BBQ at 2:00 PM.
Participation in the fundraiser is optional, but any and all support for Deputy Gravelle would be appreciated.


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

Abeel's Restaurant
910 Rock City Road
Ballston Spa, New York - 12020
https://goo.gl/maps/9j6fSQ9CD7B2


Ride Captain:

N/A


Special Instructions:

PGR members that are unable to ride can stage directly at Abeel's, forming a flag line at the entrance for the arrival of the escort.


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.




Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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 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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