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

John D. Bourdeau
USMC Vietnam Era Veteran

Schuylerville, New York - 27 Dec 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of John D. "Jake" Bourdeau has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Jake passed on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

Born in Cohoes, Jake was a graduate of Keveny Memorial Academy. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving during the Vietnam War, and was Honorably discharged. He later worked as a roofer and lumberjack, and was a member of the American Legion E.T. Ruane Post 476 and the Polish American Association Group #2462.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in the obituary on the Fitzgerald Funeral Home website, viewable here: https://www.fitzgeraldfuneralhomeltd...bit.php?id=204


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 27 Dec 2017
Primary Staging Time: 12:00 P.M.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Interment with full military honors scheduled for 12:30 PM. For those staging directly at the cemetery, please do so quietly and be aware of any services in progress.

Extended weather forecast calls for highs in the teens. Please dress accordingly.


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

 

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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