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

Joseph S. Waterbury Sr., Veteran

USN - Korea War Era

Rensselaer, New York - 24 Apr 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Mr. Joseph S. Waterbury Sr., United States Navy, Korean War Era Veteran, has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence at his military honors funeral services.

Mr. Joseph S. Waterbury Sr., age 81, died Friday, December 16, 2016 at his home in North Greenbush. He lived in Rensselaer during his working years and then moved to Poestenkill for 15 years of his retirement to be near his sons in the country.

Joseph served in the US Navy during the Korean War, from 1953-57. During that time, he served aboard the USS Rockbridge (APA-228), an attack transport ship, as an Electricians Mate 3rd Class. He was honorably discharged in 1957 and went to work for Sterling Winthrop where he worked as an electrician for 42 years until his retirement in 1999 at age 64.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for, and show dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Joseph S. Waterbury Sr.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 24 Apr 2017

Primary Staging Time: 10:15 A.M.
Lyons Funeral Home
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York - 12144
Ride Captain:
Don Macomber
Macombd@hotmail.com
Special Instructions:
PGR will provide lead motorized escort to cemetery for 12:00 Noon interment service with full military honors:

Gerald B.H. Solomon
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871

For those staging directly at the cemetery, staging at 11:30 AM at Interment Shelter #2 for 12:00 services at Interment Shelter #1. Please stage quietly and be aware of any services that may be in progress.

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

 

Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

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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