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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Short Notice
Honor Mission

Regis G. Burkhard, Jr.
USCG, WWII Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 25 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Family of Regis G. Burkhard, Jr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Mr. Burkhard passed on September 20, 2017 at home.

Mr. Burkhard served in the United States Coast Guard during WWII and attained the rank of Engineman Second Class (EN2C). He was employed by Niagara Mohawk for many years before retiring, and was a longtime member of the Jseph E. Zaloga American Legion Post, the Albany Elks and the Polish American Citizens Club.

The Patriot Guard Riders will be honored to stand for Mr. Regis G. Burkhard, Jr., proud USCG veteran and "Greatest Generation" Hero.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 25 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 09:00 A.M.

Parish of Mater Christi
40 Hopewell St,
Albany, New York - 12208
https://goo.gl/maps/B34cirDVAK62


Ride Captain:

Gene Jones
rem2arms@aol.com


Special Instructions:

Flag line for the arrival of family and friends. Viewing from 09:30 - 11:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial.

At the conclusion of services, PGR will escort to Saratoga National Cemetery interment with full military honors.


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: 25 Sep, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 1:30 P.M.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871


Ride Captain:

Gene Jones
rem2arms@aol.com


Special Instructions:

For those staging directly at the cemetery, please do so quietly and be aware of any services in progress. Please do not gather at the Visitor Center.


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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