As we are approaching the holiday season, it's an excellent time to remember our fallen and their ultimate sacrafice; another way to remember them is to sponsor a wreath.  Sponsoring a wreath through Wreaths Across America is easy.  Whether at Saratoga National Cemetery or another cemetery where you wish to have a wreath placed. Just click on the image to enter Wreaths Across America.  Simply click on the DONATE at the bottom of their page.  Thank you.

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The Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern New York have once again been granted Group Sponsorship status within the Wreaths Across America organization. So what does our Group Sponsorship status mean? Well for every two wreaths that are ordered - using our group code – Wreaths Across America will donate another wreath - we get 3 for 2. 

 

To sponsor a wreath at Saratoga National Cemetery click HERE.

If you would rather mail in an order, click ORDER FORM.

 

Thank you.

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***Updated 10/23/2017 - 07:20 Hrs***
Posting updated to include Region 2
Staging Update shown in Red Below

***Update 10/24/2017 - 12:15
 Wednesday Staging update below.
Honor Mission

Craig E. Lehner, Veteran
USA, ARNG, LEO - WoT
Hamburg, New York - 23, 24, 25 Oct 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested to stand in Honor of Buffalo Police Officer Craig E. Lehner, who tragically lost his life on October 17th during a Underwater Recovery Team training in the Niagara River. Officer Lehner joined the BPD in 2008, and in addition to being an URT member, served as a full-time K-9 Officer with his partner, Canine Officer "Shield." Mr. Lehner's Military Service included Active Duty Army and Army National Guard, with a specialty of Military Police. He did deployments to Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, and achieved the rank of Specialist (E-4.) His awards included the National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M Device; Army Service Ribbon; Marksman Marksmanship Qualification Badges for Rifle & Pistol Bars.

Obituary: https://www.afterlife.co/us/obituary...lehner-6247742


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 23 Oct 2017
Primary Staging Time: 2:00 P.M.

Lakeside Funeral Home
4199 Lake Shore Road
(Corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5)
Hamburg, New York - 14075
http://mapq.st/2mXKf01


Ride Captain:

George Brown, Don Becker
dbecker97545@roadrunner.com


Special Instructions:

Calling Hours at the FH Monday & Tuesday are: 3:00-8:00 P.M.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag, dress for the weather, and bring a beverage for hydration. These are long calling hours, please contribute whatever time you're able to.
IMPORTANT PARKING NOTE DUE TO EXPECTED HEAVY ATTENDANCE: Bikes only will be allowed to park behind the FH. Cages must park off-site either at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4262 St. Francis Drive, or Woodlawn Beach parking lot, 3580 Lake Shore Road. A continuous shuttle will be available.


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: 24 Oct, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 2:00

Lakeside Funeral Home
4199 Lake Shore Road
(Corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5)
Hamburg, New York - 14075
http://mapq.st/2mXKf01


Ride Captain:

Don Becker


Special Instructions:

Calling Hours at the FH Monday & Tuesday are: 3:00-8:00 P.M.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag, dress for the weather, and bring a beverage for hydration. These are long calling hours, please contribute whatever time you're able to.
IMPORTANT PARKING NOTE DUE TO EXPECTED HEAVY ATTENDANCE: Bikes only will be allowed to park behind the FH. Cages must park off-site either at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4262 St. Francis Drive, or Woodlawn Beach parking lot, 3580 Lake Shore Road. A continuous shuttle will be available.


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: 25 Oct, 2017
Staging #3 Time: 8:00 A.M.

Lakeside Funeral Home
4199 Lake Shore Road
(Corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5)
Hamburg, New York - 14075
http://mapq.st/2mXKf01


Ride Captain:

 ~~~~~~~Updated Information~~~~~~~

25 Oct 2017
Updated Staging for Region 2 is as follows:

Where: Leroy Thruway Entrance
Time:  06:00 am
KSU: Promptly at 6:20 am
Please fuel up before staging.
The ride is 1 hour 30 mins to Region 1 staging
Please dress accordingly for the weather

Ride Captain:

Dave Lippa
dlippa69@gmail.com
585-329-4979
 
 
Staging from the South towns - Olean, Franklinville, Wellsville meet at:
Tops in Arcade on Rt 39
Staging: 6:50am
KSU: 7:15
Fuel at Tops
 
Update: 10/24/2017  12:15
Be aware: Buffalo Police Department wants ONLY large bike flags for the escort. Any bike without a large flag will have to either go to the Key Bank Center or to the Cemetery.

Ride Captain:

Skip Merrick
Merricce@aol.com
585-268-7283
 
~~~~~~~End Updated Information~~~~~~~


Special Instructions:

PGR has been invited by the Buffalo Police Department to participate in the Dignified Escort of Officer Lehner to the 10:00 A.M. Funeral at the Key Bank Center, Buffalo. KSU by 9:00 A.M.

The Buffalo Police Department is very familiar with the PGR and respects what we do, thus the invitation.  Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached. Please be prepared to participate with a Flag Line during the Funeral.

Following the Funeral, it is expected we will participate in providing a Dignified Escort of Officer Lehner and his family to Forest Lawn Cemetery.
NOTE: Watch for Mission updates regarding possible staging times/locations for Region-2 members.


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.

Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-1
gladiator6988@hotmail.com

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

 

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Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area HOTH Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC HOTH Warehouse will be picking up and delivering on November 18, 2017.  The second Saturday is Veterans Day and many PGRNY events are scheduled for that day.  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 Donate Items section and either call us at 585-866-1747 or fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form.  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.

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