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

Robert J. Barrett, Veteran

USN - Korea

Hamburg, New York - 21 Mar 2017

 



ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested to stand in Honor of U.S. Navy Veteran Robert J. Barrett of Cassadaga, who passed away on March 15th. Mr. Barrett served from 1948-1952, including service as a Fireman Apprentice aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) during the Korean War. The USS Valley Forge was the flagship of the U.S. 7th Fleet during the war, and received 8 Battle Stars for its Korean War Service. Mr. Barrett was Honorably Discharged on 18 February 1952. Among his many decorations and awards are: Combat Action Ribbon; Navy Unit Commendation Medal; Navy Occupation Medal (Korea), National Defense Service Medal; Korea Service Medal w/Multiple Stars; United Nations Korean Service Medal; Korea Presidential Unit Citation; Republic of Korea War Service Medal. As you will note in the obituary, Mr. Barrett was also very active in the American Legion, VFW, and AMVETS.

Obituary: http://www.kaczorfunerals.com/book-o...t/obituary.php

Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the US Naval & Korean War Service of Robert J. Barrett, and to support his loving and proud family.

Don Higgins
Senior Ride Captain
PGRNY Region-1
gladiator6988@hotmail.com


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 21 Mar 2017

Primary Staging Time: 08:00 A.M.
John J. Kaczor Funeral Home
5453 Southwestern Blvd.
Hamburg, New York - 14075
http://mapq.st/2mkIHOn
Ride Captain:
Bob Woodward
bobwood2294@gmail.com
Special Instructions:
Prayer Service at 8:45 AM.
Escort to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4263 St. Francis Drive, Hamburg, NY.

Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM.
Escort to Lakeside Memorial Cemetery, 4973 Rogers Road, Hamburg, NY.

Interment with Full Military Honors.

Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag, or a US Navy flag. Dress for the weather, and ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.

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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