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

Robert E. Plate I
USAF Veteran and PGR 
 
Seneca Falls, New York - 02 and 03 Jan 2018



ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Robert E. “Bob” Plate I has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Bob, 55, passed on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.
 
Born in Rockville Center, NY, Bob was a 1980 graduate of Auburn High. He earned an Associates Degree from Cayuga Community College, and joined the United States Air Force in 1984. After completing basic training at Lackland AFB, Bob went on to train as an Avionics Navigation Systems Specialist at Keesler AFB, where he completed training with honors. Bob was later assigned to the 380th Avionics Maintenance Squadron at Plattsburgh AFB, and was Honorably discharged in 1988 at the rank of Sergeant.
 
Bob spent most of his life in Seneca Falls, and was employed by Xylem Inc. He was the Commander of the Kirk-Casey American Legion Post 366, a member, Historian and Ride Captain for the American Legion Riders Warner-Van Riper Post 435 in Waterloo, NY, and a member and Ride Captain in Region 2 with the Patriot Guard Riders of New York. Bob was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, a Union Steward for the United Steelworkers Union and an avid outdoorsman.
 
Portions of the above narrative are contained in the Doran Funeral Home obituary, available for viewing online: http://www.doranfuneralhome.com/book...t/obituary.php
 
While we are saddened by the loss of one of our highly-regarded brothers, 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 Mr. Robert E. Plate I.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02 Jan 2018
Primary Staging Time: 3:45 P.M.

Doran Funeral Home
4 East Bayard Street
Seneca Falls, New York - 13148


Ride Captain:

Mark Plyter
mplyter@gmail.com
315-310-1906


Special Instructions:

PGR will stand a flag line during calling hours, 4-7 P.M. Please arrive when you can. Dress warmly as we will rotate members inside and outside due to the extreme cold temperatures forecast. Military honors to be rendered at 7pm by the Seneca Falls Honor Guard.


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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 03 Jan, 2018
Staging #2 Time: 09:00 A.M.

St. Patrick's Church
97 West Bayard Street
Seneca Falls, New York - 13148


Ride Captain:
Special Instructions:

The PGR will stand a flag line at approximately 9:15am. Mass scheduled to begin at 10:00am. Burial at Springbrook Cemetery immediately following Mass. Forecast is for a high temperature of 19 degrees, 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: Mark Plyter
Position: Ride 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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