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

George ( Geo) Krauss, Veteran
USMC - Korea
Norwich, New York - 12 Nov 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

George Krauss, 86, of Guilford passed away on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at his home. George was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 17, 1931. Upon completion of high school, George enlisted in the US Marine Corps where he served his country bravely during the Chosin Reservoir Battle in Korea, walking with his platoon over 70 miles in temperatures that were often well below zero. He received two purple hearts during his service. After his military service, George went on to earn Bachelor's Degrees in entomology, and electronic engineering. He worked at MacArthur Airport on Long Island repairing the radar equipment.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12 Nov 2017
Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M.

R J Fahy Funeral Home
116 North Broad St.
Norwich, New York - 13815


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

We will stand a Flag Line for calling Hours 11:00 - 2:00 pm
Following calling hours we will proceed to the cemetery for graveside service.
Weather is not expected to be suitable for riding, please dress accordingly.


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:
Nigel Heaton
nigelvh@aol.com

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only. The ROC HOTH Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month unless otherwise posted.

Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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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 Request 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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