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As we are approaching the holiday season, it's an excellent time to remember our fallen and their ultimate sacrafice; another way to remember them is to sponsor a wreath.  Sponsoring a wreath through Wreaths Across America is easy. 

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The Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern New York have once again been granted Group Sponsorship status within the Wreaths Across America organization. So what does our Group Sponsorship status mean? Well for every two wreaths that are ordered - using our group codes – Wreaths Across America will donate another wreath - we get 3 for 2. 

 

Important information 

Our Group Fundraiser Code is:  NY0057
Our Location ID is:  NYGSNS

 

To sponsor a wreath at Saratoga National Cemetery click HERE

If you would rather mail in an order, click ORDER FORM

 

 Thank you.

 

 

 

Honor Mission

Stephen Dennis, Veteran
USN - WWII
Schuylerville, New York - 11 Apr 2018


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Mr. Stephen Dennis has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Mr. Dennis, 95, passed on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Born in Riverside, Town of Stillwater, Stephen grew up in Frog Island’s Champlain Ave. A student of Mechanicville High School, he left school to join the US Navy weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served aboard the USS Atlanta CL-51, which was sunk during the battle for Guadalcanal on Nov. 13, 1942. He then served on PT boats and the USS Ancon AGC-4, an ocean liner that was converted to a combined headquarters and communications command ship.

On the morning of August 29, 1945, Ancon sailed into Tokyo Bay and assumed duties as a press release ship in coordination with battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). From the ship's anchorage between USS Missouri (BB-63) and USS South Dakota (BB-57), her crew witnessed the official Japanese surrender on 2 September. Stephen was the Radioman aboard ship, and was remembered as the the one who transmitted the message that the entire world had been waitng for - "Japan has surrendered. The war is over". For his service, Stephen earned 21 Navy Battle Stars and was honorably discharged at the rating of Radioman 3rd Class.

After the war, Stephen worked as an electrician for the former West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co, until the plant closed in 1971. Thereafter he worked at Adirondack Steel of 10 years, retiring in 1984. Stephen was a proud Navy veteran, and was nominated for and inducted in to the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame in 2015.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Mr. Dennis' obituary, available for viewing online at the DeVito, Salvadore Funeral Home website at:  http://www.devito-salvadorefh.com/book-of-memories/3469601/Dennis-Stephen/obituary.php

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. Stephen Dennis, proud US Navy veteran and "Greatest Generation" hero.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11 Apr 2018
Primary Staging Time: 09:30 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 10:00 AM. Please stage quietly and be aware of any service already 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

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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 637

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

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