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


Fall Fest Kickoff to Veterans Week

Elma, New York - 04 Nov 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been invited to participate in a very special event. As part of the Made In America Store's Fall Fest, there will be an Iroquois Foundation "4-Miler Salutes Veterans" race. At the Finish Line, two local Marine Corps Veterans who earned Purple Hearts 60 years apart - one during the Battle of Iwo Jima, the other during Operation Iraqi Freedom - will meet for the first time. There will be a special presentation of a Patriot Plaque to the OIF Veteran, and a gift to the WWII Veteran. There will a birthday cake to celebrate the upcoming 242nd Birthday of the USMC on 10 November, and a kickoff to Veterans' Day celebrations. OF SPECIAL NOTE: The Iroquois Foundation designates Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight as the recipient charity. The Fall Fest 2017 runs from 9:30 AM-2:00 PM, with many Veteran-owned vendors.
NOTE: The Requester, Dorothy, is a BN Honor Flight volunteer and will be at the Honor Flight Send-Off that morning.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 04 Nov 2017
Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.

Made In America Store
1000 West Maple Court
Elma, New York - 14059
            Map: http://mapq.st/2zXvXiY


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: Please access the store parking lot thru the Northeast Collision entrance off Maple Road. A driveway in the back, on the right, has access to West Maple Court, go up the driveway next to Aurora Optometric, this will put you close to the store's side entrance. This way we will avoid the Finish Line of the race, the timekeepers and the runners. Please advise the Volunteer Firefighters directing traffic that you are with PGR.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or USMC flag, and dress for the weather.
Please do whatever you're able to help support and witness this historic event, as the brotherhood of the US Marine Corps transcends six decades of service and sacrifice.


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, R-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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