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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Memorial Mission
 

Sgt Lester Archer, KIA
Union Army, Civil War 
Queensbury, New York - 28 Oct 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Glens Falls VFW has requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders and a special event to recognize a Medal of Honor recipient who was never recognized.

Earlier this year VFW Post 2475 was contacted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to research Sgt Lester Archer, a civil war Medal of Honor recipient hailing from the North country, for which there was no record of a permanent marker or gravestone. Commander Michael Hoag, with a small Committee of post members has been at the task of establishing such a memorial, and will unveil a substantial memorial stone which will preserve the memory of a local Soldier for Gallantry in placing the colors of his regiment on the fort.

Sgt Archer, Company E, 96th New York Infantry, was killed in action in The Siege of Richmond in the fall of 1864 at the Battle of Fort Harrison, Virginia.

He was born and raised near present-day Fort Ann, and there is a small stone at the Veterans Park in the village of Fort Ann. The VFW committee explored options for a permanent marker, which included research of several cemeteries in the area and came to a consensus that the most appropriate location was the American Legion plot at Pineview Cemetery in Queensbury on Quaker Road.

The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest medal award for Valor in action against an enemy Force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the armed forces of the United States. The formal unveiling of this memorial stone will include Civil War reenactors, a flower and wreath-laying ceremony by Local Scouts, remarks from our Congresswoman, Elise Stefanik, Senator Betty Little and more. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

The Patriot Guard Riders will be there to render honor dignity and respect for this American hero Sargent Lester Archer.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 28 Oct 2017
Primary Staging Time: 10:15 A.M.

Pine View Cemetery
53 Quaker Road
Queensbury, New York -


Ride Captain:

Dan Nolin
dan1nolin@yahoo.com
518-361-6410


Special Instructions:

Enter the Cemetery at the Southern most entrance, pull in and stay to your right and park near the office building.
Ceremony will start at 11:00 am. After the ceremony refreshments will be served at the VFW in Glen's Falls.


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;
Dan Nolin
Patriot Guard Riders
Senior Ride Captain R4/5
dan1nolin@yahoo.com
518-361-6410

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

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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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