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

Howard Ross, Veteran
USA, USAAF - WWII
North Tonawanda, New York - 27 Oct 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested to stand in Honor of another WWII Hero. Howard Ross of North Tonawanda passed away on October 23rd at the age of 94. Mr. Ross served Active Duty in the US Army from 1943-1946, including over 26 months in the Pacific Theater. His MOS was 518-Ground Observer, and he served under the command of the US Army Air Forces with the 558th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion in the Central Burma-India areas. The unit was responsible for going out beyond the front lines to spot enemy aircraft with a recent invention called "radar." I would recommend you search Mr. Ross's name in the Buffalo News archives to read about his amazing experiences. Mr. Ross was Honorably Discharged on 14 January 1946 with the rank of PFC, and was awarded: Army Good Conduct Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/2 Campaign Stars; WWII Victory Medal.
Obituary: http://m.frettholdfuneralhome.com/ob...uaryId=2646703


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 27 Oct 2017
Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.

Fretthold Funeral Home
1241 Oliver Street
North Tonawanda, New York - 14120


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Funeral Service at the FH at 11:00 A.M. with Military Honors.
No Cemetery, no Escort.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag and dress for the weather.
Please do what you're able to help Honor the exemplary WWII Service of Howard Ross and to support his 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!

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