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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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

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

 

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