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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

Frank Jerome Erickson

USMC - , WW II

Watervliet - Schuylerville, New York - 07-03-2018

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Another one of our Greatest Generation Heroes has passed on. The family of US Marine Corps Cpl Frank Jerome Erickson, 93, has requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in his military honors funeral.
 
Cpl Erickson, attached to the 3rd Marine Division, was a survivor of the 36 day battle for Iwo Jima. Initially attached to a howitzer team he was reassigned to a Rifle Company when he lost most of his hearing.
 
He returned home to marry, raise a family and earn a Law Degree. He formed his own Law Firm specializing in Real Estate Law.
 
The Patriot Guard Riders will be privileged to render Honor, Dignity and Respect for the life and service of Frank Jerome Erickson.
 

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07-03-18
Staging Time:
12:30 p.m.

New Comer Cremations and Funerals
181 Troy-Schenectady Rd,
Watervliet, NY 12189

Map:https://www.google.com/maps/place/New+Comer+Cremations+%26+Funerals/@42.738856,-73.73171,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x94a8008c86e222d2!8m2!3d42.738856!4d-73.73171

 

Ride Captain:

Bill Schaaf - State Captain
pgrnysc@gmail.com
518-542-0608

Special Instructions:

PGR Flag Line for dignified transfer at funeral home at approx 1:00pm.
PGR will escort the family with Urn to:
Saratoga National Cemetery

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS:  07-003-18 
Staging Time:  2:00 p.m.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd,
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Ride Captain:

Bill Schaaf - State Captain
pgrnysc@gmail.com
518-542-0608

Special Instructions:

For those going directly to cemetery please be aware of any funerals that may already be taking place. As of now, Cpl Erickson's interment is the only one scheduled for Tuesday afternoon

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: George W. Schaaf
Position: State Ride 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

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal

 

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