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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Special Event

Waterloo Memorial Day Bike Rally

Waterloo, New York - 29 May 2017

Update 05/28:

Those of you in the Rochester Area that are going to the Waterloo Bike Rally, I need to be there early. If you are inclined to ride early, I will make a quick stop at Dunkin Donuts at Maiden Lane and Mt. Read Blvd. in Greece NY at approx. 7:30 amMonday  May 29, 2017
I'll be traveling Rt. 104 to Rt 590, 490 to thuway tollbooth at Victor, heading east to Geneva exit.
This Ride Honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country, and proceeds raised helps living Veterans in need.
Thank you for all you do.
Ride Captain
Nigel Heaton

 

 

 ABOUT THE MISSION:

Members,

Once again we have been asked to lead the Waterloo Memorial Day Bike Rally through the Finger Lakes Region.

As some of you are already aware if you have attended in the past, you may have received your registration form. For those of you who have never been on this ride, Waterloo NY is the Birthplace of Memorial Day and there is a long weekend full of events and parades.

This ride is a great fund raiser, and benefits the Waterloo VFW, Waterloo American Legion and the Patriot Guard Riders of NY. The route is a wonderful tour of the countryside with great views of the lakes. It’s a leisurely ride supported by Law Enforcement along the route. It has a halfway stop for a breather and the Boy Scouts will have refreshments. At the end of our run, the Waterloo VFW puts on a fantastic meal.

I need your help with this run, our organization and knowledge of group riding is essential to the success of the ride. The PGR leads this ride and the more Flags we have flying the safer it is for us to be seen. Please help me make this 10th anniversary run a success by showing your support for a great day of riding.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS:  29 May 2017

Primary Staging Time: 8:00 A.M.
VFW
29 W Elisha St
Waterloo, NY 13165

 Ride Captain:

Nigel Heaton
nigelvh@aol.com
Special Instructions:
Registration: 8:00 – 9:45 am
There will be donuts, coffee and juice during registration.
Safety Briefing: 9:45 am
Ride Leaves at 10:00 am

Please inspect your Flag for wear and your Flag Bike Mounting for speeds up to 55 MPH.

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

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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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