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

Henry A. Skubik, Veteran
USAAC, USAFR - WWII
Massapequa Park, New York - 20 Jan 2018
 
Updated 01/16 @ 7:40 PM, see updates in red


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Captain Henry "Hank" A. Skubik, 94, has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to render Honor, Dignity, and Respect as we leave him in his final resting place at Calverton National Cemetery.
Captain Skubik was shot down in his B17 over enemy territory. Captured after parachuting from his flaming craft at 25,000 feet, he was taken prisoner and held at Dulag Loft - Wetzlar. Shot down and imprisoned again, he was taken to Stalag XIIIB - Nuremberg, and also held at Stalag VIIA - Moosburg.
He was awarded the Purple Heart w/Oak Leaf Cluster, POW Medal, Air Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters; WWII Victory Medal, European Theatre of Operations Ribbon w/3 Bronze Battle Stars, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and American Campaign Medal.
He then served in the Air Force Reserves until 1963, ultimately rising to rank of Captain.
Service Details of Memorial service: Saturday, 20 January 2018, 2 - 6 PM
(the 73rd anniversary of his being shot down and taken captive.)
It will be a life celebration.
Burial with Military Honors at Calverton National Cemetery on Monday 22 January 2018.
A complete obituary may be found here:
http://www.massapequafuneralhome.com.../henry-skubik/


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 20 Jan 2018
Primary Staging Time: 1:15 P.M.

Massapequa Funeral Home - South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
516.882.8200
Massapequa Park, New York - 11762


Ride Captain:

Mary-Ann Barcellona
maryannbarcellona29@gmail.com
646-258-6470


Special Instructions:

Please stage at 1:15PM, in time for arrival of family at approximately 1:30PM.


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: 22 Jan, 2018
Staging #2 Time: 8:30 A.M.

Massapequa Funeral Home - South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
516.882.8200
Massapequa Park, New York - 11762


Ride Captain:

Charlie Ranft
ranftcharlie@gmail.com
631.766.0389


Special Instructions:

Please stage at 8:30AM for escort to Calverton National Cemetery

9:00 AM Planned departure from Massapequa FH

10:00 AM Estimated Time of Arrival to Calverton National Cemetery


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
           Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
 
 

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 22 Jan, 2018
Staging #3 Time: 9:30 A.M.

If you plan to meet directly at Calverton National Cemetery, RC Gene Froenhoefer asks that we stage at 9:30AM to meet the cortege, which may be of significant size, of this highly decorated World War II Veteran.


Ride Captain:

Gene Froenhoefer 


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
           Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
 
Submitted by:
Wayne Cohen
PGRWayne@gmail.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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