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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***UPDATED 01/19/2018 - 07:00 AM*** 
Updated staging time shown in red below

Honor Mission

Robert L. Quirk, Veteran
USAAF - WWII

Albany, New York - 19 Jan 2018



ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Mr. Robert L. Quirk has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Robert, 98, passed January 14, 2018.
 
Born in Utica, NY, Robert was a Sergeant in the US Army Air Forces during WW II. He was the recipient of the American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. He participated in some of the most epic and storied battles and campaigns of that war, including Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. Robert enlisted in June of 1942, and was Honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in October of 1945.
 
Robert was a graduate of Albany High School, and Siena College, and retired as a tax examiner after many years of service with New York State Taxation and Finance.
 
Portions of the above narrative are contained in Mr. Quirk's obituary, available for viewing on the McVeigh Funeral Home website at: http://www.mcveighfuneralhome.com/ob...-2/#!/Obituary
 
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 L. Quirk, USAAC Veteran and "Greatest Generation" Hero.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 19 Jan 2018
Primary Staging Time: 10:30 AM

Parish of Mater Christi
40 Hopewell St.
Albany, New York - 12208


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Staging at the church with flag line for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Mass of Christian Burial scheduled for 11:00 AM, followed by interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.


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

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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