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

Harris Gibault
USAAC, WWII Veteran

Mechanicville, New York - 07 Jan 2018


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family to participate in the 100th birthday celebration for Harris Gibault, WWII Veteran. 

Born in Winchester, Ontario, Canada, Harris' family moved to Whiting, Vermont when he was a youngster.  He grew up and worked on the family farm until he joined the United States Army Air Corps on March 7, 1941.  He was sent to Camp Upton in Long Island, then on to basic training in Maryland.  He excelled in his duties there, was assigned to a training position and promoted to Staff Sergeant after only a year and a half of service.

Harris volunteered for overseas duty, and was sent to Daka, India in the Fall of 1943.  There, he was assigned to a supply squadron with the 14tth Air Force, providing support to the "Flying Tigers" as they ferried supplies over the "hump" (the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountains) to China.  Harris was Honorably discharged in 1945 and returned to Greenwich, NY where he worked as an auto mechanic for many years. During Sundays service, Harris will be honored for his life and military service.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07 Jan 2018
Primary Staging Time: 09:30 AM.

St. Lukes on the Hill
40 McBride Ave.
Mechanicville, NY  12118

Ride Captain:

Bruce Barger
bbarger103@aol.com


Special Instructions:

Harris will arrive at about 9:50 for a church mass at 10:00. We have been asked to usher him in, stay for the service and then attend a reception with him afterwards.


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: "Big Dan" Nolin, SRC, R4
dan1nolin@yahoo.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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