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

Jerome H. Salsburg, Sr.
US Army - Vietnam Veteran


Colonie, New York - 07 Dec 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Jerome H. Salburg, Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Jerome, 71, passed on November 26, 2017.

Jerome was a United States Army veteran who served in Vietnam with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade, "the Redcatchers".  His MOS was 11B20, Light Weapons Infantryman. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received as well as the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device. He was Honorably discharged on 5 February 1969, at the rank of Specialist 4th Class (SP4).

After the service, Jerome worked at various jobs. He was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church and a Life Member of the Tri-County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07 Dec 2017
Primary Staging Time: 09:30 A.M.

New Comer Funeral & Cremations
343 New Karner Road
Colonie, New York - 12205


Ride Captain:

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


Special Instructions:

Mission is for an escort of cremated remains from funeral home to cemetery only. Military honors services will be conducted graveside.

Calvary Cemetery
Route 9W
(South of Feura Bush/Glenmont Rd)
Glenmont, NY 12077
https://goo.gl/maps/13jtgDYnY2L2

Cagers Should stage directly at the cemetery and await the arrival of the escort. Expected arrival time approximately 10:20 - 10:30 AM.


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

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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