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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HOTH Mission

Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight

Cheektowaga, New York - 04 Nov 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

Those of you who have participated in the recent renewed Buffalo-Niagara Honor Flights know what a thrill and honor it was to escort the Heroes and their Guardians to the Airport, and later welcome them home from their exciting and memorable flight to Washington D.C.

These Veterans and their Guardians are treated to a day unlike any other as they visit their Memorials, often for the first time. They are treated like Rock Stars everywhere they go. We had great turnouts for these previous Missions....let's try to duplicate it this coming Saturday for the final Honor Flight of the year!


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 04 Nov 2017
Primary Staging Time: 04:00 A.M.

Pvt.Leonard Post Jr.VFW 6251
2450 Walden Avenue
Cheektowaga, New York - 14225
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Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or Military Service Branch flag and dress for the weather.

Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.

KSU approx. 4:40 A.M.

We will escort the Honor Flight buses to the airport, accompanied by Law Enforcement and Fire Department vehicles.

Parking will be in the Limo Lot. We will dismount and enter the Airport "Arrival/Baggage" entrance and set up a Flag Line around the podium for the impressive Send-Off Ceremonies. Once ceremonies are completed, we will assist each of the Veterans and Guardians to the elevator or escalator to the Security area. Morning Mission Completed.

NOTE: The Send-Off time is intentionally 1 hour earlier than normal in order to facilitate this added Honor Flight.


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: 04 Nov, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 10:00 P.M.

Buffalo-Niagara International Airport
4200 Genesee Street (Rout 33)
Cheektowaga, New York - 14225


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag, or Military Service Branch flag.
Parking for PGR Members in the Limo Lot.

Plane arrival approx. 10:30-10:45 PM.

Flag Line to welcome back our Heroes as they move through the Airport to their waiting buses.

Optional: We MAY be asked to escort the buses back to the Leonard VFW Post.

Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do whatever you are able to help support one or both parts of this special, important Mission as we ensure these
Veterans and their Guardians have the Send-Off and Welcome Home they so richly deserve.


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
Position: SRC, region 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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