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

Col. Earl E. Kramer, Retired, Veteran
USA USAR - WWII, Korea, Vietnam
Amherst, New York - 07 Oct 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested to stand in Honor of the 39-year U.S. Army and Army Reserve career of Earl E. Kramer, who passed away on September 30th. Mr Kramer entered the Army in 1943, and soon ended up in the European Theater of Operations. Assigned to the 2nd Armored Division as a Machine Gunner, he landed in Normandy on D-Day+9. He served in a light tank during the Battle of the Bulge, and went on to serve in several campaigns across France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was wounded in April 1945 while on a recon mission in Germany. At the end of the war, Mr. Kramer was Honorably Discharged with the rank of First Sergeant. In 1949 he was given a direct commission as a 2nd Lt. In the Army Armor branch, and went on to serve 35 years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Colonel.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07 Oct 2017
Primary Staging Time: 8:45 A.M.

Amigone Funeral Home Amherst Chapel
5200 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, New York - 14221


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Prayer Service at the FH at 9:45.
Followed by Dignified Escort to St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville, NY, 14221.
Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30.
Followed by Escort to Mt. Oliver Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.
Burial with Full Military Honors.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and bring a beverage for hydration.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
We have a busy day on Saturday with multiple Missions. Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the Exceptional Army Service of Mr. Kramer and to support his very proud and loving family.


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, Reg-1
gladiator6988@hotmail.com

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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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