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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HOTH Mission

Leatherstocking Honor Flight

MULTI-CITY, New York - 30 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The 3rd Honor Flight of the year is leaving from Albany International Airport on Saturday, September 30th. Another proud group of WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans will be traveling down to Washington D.C. to visit their monument and share a lifetime of stories with their buddies – their Band of Brothers.

The Leatherstocking Honor Flight Committee, would like to THANK all the individuals and all the various motorcycle clubs, chapters, and organizations involved in our escorts. Your devotion to our veterans adds tremendously to their experience.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 30 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 05:30 A.M.

Sam’s Club
Latham Farms Shopping Center
579 Troy Schenectady Rd.
Latham, New York - 12110


Ride Captain:

Bill Schaaf
billschaaf@aol.com


Special Instructions:

KSU - 05:45 AM


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: 30 Sep, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 04:45 A.M.

Schoharie Park & Ride
Off exit 23 of I-88
239 Rt. 30-A
Schoharie, New York - 12157


Ride Captain:

Don Macomber
macombd@hotmail.com


Special Instructions:

KSU at 0500
Rendezvous at 2508 Western Ave., Guilderland, NY to join Guilderland group.


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.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 30 Sep, 2017
Staging #3 Time: 05:10 A.M.

Theta S. Pattison, MD – Dermatology
2508 Western Avenue
(Corner of Hague Drive – parking lot entrance on Hague Drive)
Altamont, New York - 12009


Ride Captain:

Don Miller, Jr.
BRAVO54416@AOL.COM


Special Instructions:

KSU at approximately 5:25 A.M. as this escort will join the group from Schoharie (Staging # 2)


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.

STAGING #4 DETAILS: 30 Sep, 2017
Staging #4 Time: 04:30 A.M

Warren County Municipal Building
1340 State Rt. 9
Lake George, New York - 12845


Ride Captain:

"Big Dan" Nolin
dan1nolin@yahoo.com


Special Instructions:

KSU - 04:45 AM
Rendezvous at Stewarts Headquarters at Exit 13S of I-87 (Northway)

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.


STAGING #5 DETAILS: 30 Sep 2017
Staging #5 Time: 05:15 A.M.

Stewarts Shops Headquarters
2907 State Rt. 9
(at exit 13S of I-87 (Northway)
Ballston Spa, NY 12020


Ride Captain:

Bruce Barger
Bbarger103@aol.com


Special Instructions:

KSU at approximately 05:25 A.M. as this escort will join the group from Warren County (Staging # 3)


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 #6 DETAILS: 30 Sep 2017
Staging #6 Time: 10:00 P.M.

Return Flight
Albany International Airport
Albany Shaker Rd.
Colonie, NY
2nd Floor


Ride Captain:


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.

Due to various reasons on occasion veterans are unable to participate in an Honor Flight. This could result in last minute cancellations of a particular escort. When such a cancellation occurs, every effort will be made to notify riders.



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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