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

Maurice W. Goyette, Veteran

USAAF - WWII

MULTI-CITY, New York - 24 Mar 2017

 



ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Mr. Maurice W. Goyette, a “Greatest Generation” hero, has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence at his military honors funeral services.

Narrative:
Mr. Maurice W. Goyette passed on Wednesday March 15, 2017. Maurice attended Scotia-Glenville High School, graduating in 1942. After graduation, he served his country during World War II in the United States Army Air Forces from 1942-1945. He was assigned to the 9th Air Force, 391st Bomb Group, and worked as an aircraft mechanic and gunner on the legendary Martin B-26 Marauder aircraft. Maurice was Honorably discharged in 1945 at the rank of Technical Sergeant.

Some PGR members may remember meeting Mr. Goyette last May as we were honored to escort him and his son from the Rotterdam PD to the Leatherstocking Honor Flight sendoff. The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to stand and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Maurice W. Goyette.


Ray Sestak
Assistant State Captain
Eastern Region, PGRNY
rayspgrny@gmail.com
(518)669-3358


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 24 Mar 2017

Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M.
Bekkering-Ellis Funeral Home
1 Mohawk Avenue
Scotia, New York - 12302
Ride Captain:
Bill Ryan
bryan83332@hotmail.com
Special Instructions:
Staging at the funeral home at 10:30 AM, with dignified transfer at 11:00. Services at cemetery scheduled for 1:00 PM. There will be NO PGR escort or involvement in the funeral procession. Members are requested to make their way from the funeral home to the cemetery on their own.


STAGING #2 DETAILS: 24 Mar, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 12:30 P.M.
Gerald B.H. Solomon
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871
Ride Captain:
Bill Ryan
bryan83332@hotmail.com

Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com
Special Instructions:
For those staging directly at the cemetery, please do so quietly in the parking area of Interment Shelter #1, and be aware of any services in progress.

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only. The ROC HOTH Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month unless otherwise posted.

Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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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 Request 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

 

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