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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.

    

 

 

 

 

Memorial Mission

50th Anniversary
Remembrance Ceremony
USS Westchester County

Multi-City, New York - 10-31-18

 

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to participate in the remembrance ceremony honoring the 25 sailors and soldiers who lost their lives in an attack on the USS Westchester County, (LST-1167), on November 1, 1968.

The USS Westchester County, nicknamed WESCO, was a Terrebonne Parish-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy near the end of the Korean War. WESCO was utilized as a support ship in Vietnam, continuously on station off the Ca Mau Peninsula refueling, replenishing and serving as a base for the boats and crews who patrolled the coast of Vietnam to prevent infiltration by sea. She also transported troops and supplies between Okinawa and Vietnam.

While on duty with the Mobile Riverine Forces on November 1, 1968, as WESCO lay anchored in the vicinity of My Tho, Vietnam, two underwater explosive devices were detonated by Vietnamese forces, killing 25 men.

The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to escort the survivors, shipmates and family members of the WESCO from their hotel in White Plains, to a veteran's memorial in Somers for the unveiling of memorials.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10-31-18
Staging Time:
07:45 a.m.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
66 Hale Avenue
(Corner of Hale and Maple Ave)
White Plains, NY 10601
Click here for map

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com
518-669-3358

Special Instructions:

Staging at the hotel with motorcycle parking and flag line for the boarding of the buses on Paulding Avenue. After boarding, members will escort approximately 20 miles to the Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, 2610 NY-35, Katonah, NY 10536   Click here for map, where we will form a flag line for the unveiling of the memorials. At the completion of the ceremony, PGR members will stand down.

A ceremony for the survivors, shipmates and families will follow at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, including keynote speaker Paul Bucha, Medal of Honor Recipient.

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided 
If you have a large flag bike, please bring it.
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

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal

 

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