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
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James McGowin, Veteran
USA - Vietnam
Warrensburg, New York - 17 Jan 2018


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested by the family of James McGowin to participate in his military honors funeral.
Jim graduated from High School in 1963, College in 1965 and the University of Bridgeport in 1968. After graduation he joined the US Army and served in Vietnam. Jim was honorably discharged in 1971 at the rank of specialist E5. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and a Bronze Star Medal with two Oakleaf bars. After returning home he worked for 39 years at Gore Mountain Ski Center, Lake George Park commission boat inspection at Dunham's Bay, Warren County Social Services and several as a self-employed Carpenter and Mason. Jim was on Honor Flight and wishes in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Leatherstocking Honor Flight.

We will be there to render Honor, Dignity, and Respect for the life and service of E-5 James "Jim" McGowin US Army Vietnam


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 17 Jan 2018
Primary Staging Time: 3:45 P.M.

Alexander Funeral Home
3809 Main Street
Warrensburg, New York -


Ride Captain:

Bruce Barger
bbarger103@aol.com


Special Instructions:

Stage at the funeral home at 3:45
Calling hours till 7:00 then a short service to celebrate his life.


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:
Dan Nolin
dan1nolin@yahoo.com

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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 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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