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

Antonio J. Mirabile, Veteran
USN - WWII

Albany, New York - 18 Dec 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Anthony J. "Tony" Mirabile has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Anthony, 95, passed on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Born in Albany, Anthony enlisted in the United States Navy in November of 1942. He served aboard the USS Card (ACV-11), a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier, and also aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11). The Intrepid was also known as The Fighting "I", one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II. Decommissioned in 1974, in 1982 Intrepid became the foundation of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

Anthony was Honorably discharged in December of 1945 as a Quartermaster 3rd Class (QM3). For his service, he was awarded the US Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal w/5 Stars, European African Middle Eastern Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal w/2 Stars.

After the service, Anthony worked as a Carpenter for Local Union 370, retiring in 1988. Subsequent to his retirement, he worked for the City of Albany Parks & Recreation, retiring at the age of 87.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Anthony's obituary, available for viewing online at: http://www.newcomeralbany.com/Obitua...lbany-New-York

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Anthony J. "Tony" Mirabile, "Greatest Generation" hero.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 18 Dec 2017
Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.

Blessed Sacrament Church
607 Central Avenue
Albany, New York - 12206


Ride Captain:

Steve Flubacher
sflubacher4@gmail.com


Special Instructions:

Staging at the church with flag line for the arrival of the procession. Upon completion of 10:30 services, members will escort and stand at the cemetery during interment with full military honors:

St. Agnes Cemetery
48 Cemetery Ave.
Albany, NY 12204

Monday's forecast is the mid-30's. Please dress appropriately.


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
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

 

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