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

Alirio Orduña, Veteran
USMC
Woodside, New York - 06 Nov 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been invited by Alirio Orduña's son to render Honors for his father and former Marine. Mr. Orduña was the former Commander and co-founder of the Queens Marine Corps Youth Cadets, and was a member of Combat Vets Motorcycle Association - West Point / Black Knight Chapter.

Obituary: https://tinyurl.com/yd8qtpu4

Please read the following, written by his brother-in-arms as background about Alirio.

It is with a very heavy heart that I bring this information to you all. As you all know I am one of the original/founding members of this chapter. A fact that I hold as high an honor as the fact that all our members have served in combat.
If you have been with 19-5 since the beginning then you have at some time or another met a man that has been a friend of my family, and a mentor to me to follow in my work to continue to serve our military, our veterans and our country even after the uniform was hung up.
That man is former Marine ALIRIO ORDUNA, or Al as we all know him. The founder, along with my father, of the Queens Marine Corps Youth Cadets out of Jackson Heights Queens. He always loves to tell the story of the Van i gave the cadets right before I left for Iraq in 2005. Al and his Cadets have supported and served our chapter from the start. Al and his kids have attended every event our chapter has ever had. They have fed us, cleaned up after us, directed traffic, taken orders, donated to us, just to name a few things. Al has been a leader and father figure for many young men and women over the years. He has helped to develop them into adults. And many have gone onto attend academy's like West Point and Annapolis, and others who have gone on to careers in active duty military.
He loves America, all our military branches, and he loves the CVMA 19-5.
Sadly on 10/30/2017 our brother in arms suffered a massive heart attack and did not survive. He has left us in body only. because his sprite will live on in the kids he has mentored for the last 20 years, and that includes this big kid as well.
I ask any member to please make yourself available to attend his service. He loved CVMA 19-5, and we are asked to bring Al on his final ride. Details are below. Please ket me know who can make it, I am also sending notice to the PGR as well.
TILL VALHALLA
SEMPER FI WARRIOR
Thank you

CVMA West Point/Black Knight Chapter
19-5 Commander


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06 Nov 2017
Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.

Kennedy-Roth Funeral Home
41-45 58th Street
Woodside, New York - 11377


Ride Captain:

Wayne Cohen
pgrwayne@gmail.com
516-729-9869


Special Instructions:

Stage at Funeral Home by 10 AM to prepare for Dignified Transfer before 2 mile escort to St Marks Church, for 11AM service.
Escort to Calverton immediately following mass, ETA CNC 2:30PM.
If staging at Calverton, please arrive no later than 2PM.


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

Calverton National Cemetery
Wading River, New York -


Ride Captain:

Rich Pinnavaia
RichPinn@optonline.net
631.807.5946


Special Instructions:

Estimated arrival to Calverton National Cemetery is 14:30 hrs.


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:
Wayne Cohen SRC R8
pgrwayne@gmail.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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