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

Dennis M. Horton
US Army - Vietnam Veteran


Schuylerville, New York - 02 Feb 2018


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Mr. Dennis Michael Horton has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral service.

Dennis enlisted in the United States Army on 24 May 1965, and served as a Light Weapon Infantryman (MOS 11B20). While serving in Vietnam and searching out landmines, he inadvertently triggered one and suffered severe injuries. For his service, he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal, with device. He also earned the Parachute Badge, and was Honorably discharged on 15 April 1968 at the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E-4).

After his service, Dennis retired as a truck driver with over 40 years of service.

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. Dennis M. Horton, Vietnam Veteran.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02 Feb 2018
Primary Staging Time: 11:00 A.M.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871


Ride Captain:

"Big Dan" Nolin
dan1nolin@yahoo.com


Special Instructions:

Interment with full military honors scheduled for 11:30 AM. There is no funeral home involvement, with the veteran being transported by the family.

Please stage quietly and be aware of any services in progress. Please do not gather at the Visitor Center.


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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