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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 ***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

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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