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.

   

 

 

 ***STAND DOWN***
PGR participation in this
event has been cancelled.

Please see Honor Mission
posting for same date/times.

 
 
HOTH Mission

62nd Annual Albany Veterans Day Parade

Albany, New York - 11 Nov 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

Once again, Albany Veterans Day organizers have requested that the Patriot Guard Riders participate in the City of Albany’s Annual Veterans Day Parade. This year’s Parade will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, in downtown Albany, NY. Parade will step off at 11:00am and will proceed down Central Ave to Washington Ave to the reviewing stand on the steps of the NYS Education Building.

One word - FLAGS !! - This is a great opportunity to fly the Flag. A motorcycle parade with flags flying is a sight to behold. Now the parade is walk speed so if you can, attach your flag to your bike that can withstand the rigors of walk speed then please do so - heavy duty zip ties will work wonders in attaching poles to your bikes - so give this some consideration. Any flag size will do - the bigger the better - 3' x 5' is the usual flag size we fly.

While in parade formation, don't be shy about making "a little noise" - we ride motorcycles - let the people see and HEAR us. As usual, when we get to the reviewing stand we will salute the Grand Marshall and let the reviewing stand "hear and feel the thunder".

The Co-Grand Marshalls for this year's parade are Jack Clancy and Jimmy Brown, the Co-Founders of the Tri-County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans. The organization is celebrating their 35th anniversary this year.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11 Nov 2017
Primary Staging Time: 10:15 A.M.

Intersection of
Central and Partridge Ave.
Albany, New York - 12206


Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com
(518)669-3358


Special Instructions:

Staging area - The rally point for this event is our usual staging area at Central and Partridge Ave's.

While Central Ave is open until about 10:30am, early arrivals will park on the North side of Central, West of Partridge, near Security Supply, out of the way of any traffic. Once Central Ave is closed PGR will take up our spot - two abreast on the yellow center line of Central Ave beginning just West of Partridge Ave.

KSU for parade is 11:00 – we’ll probably start to move 11:30am – 11:45am.

Patriot Guard Riders will be the last organization in the Parade – saving the best for last.


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: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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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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