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 C. Olney, Veteran

USN - WWII

Woodgate, New York - 20 May 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been invited to Escort and Stand in Honor of Seaman 2nd Class Robert C. Olney, USN. Robert was stationed in the Atlantic during World War II, and in the words of his widow, served on a tin can escorting ships to England from the United States. He was transferred to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt, CV-42 aircraft carrier near the end of the war. He remained with the ship following the war and met President Truman when he was escorted by the ship to Brazil to attend the inauguration of the new Brazilian president. Seaman 2nd Class Robert C. Olney passed in Florida on November 20, 2016.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 20 May 2017

Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.
One half mile West on Woodgate Road from the State Route 28 and Woodgate Road, caution light intersection, Woodgate NY.
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Ride Captain:
Jim Sieffert
315-525-6802
sieffert@twcny.rr.com
Special Instructions:
KSU at 10:40 A.M. Please see special flag instructions below. We will ride approximately 1.25 miles to the family residence. We will escort Robert’s two grandsons carrying his ashes and riding their motorcycles to the cemetery, approximately one half mile north on State Route 28. The family will be waiting, graveside. Once there, we will respectfully form a flag line for the duration of the burial service.

PLEASE arrive at the staging location with your flags FURLED. Bike flags will be unfurled at STAGING.
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

 

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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