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

Amon Billups, Sr., Veteran

USA - WWII

Buffalo, New York - 20 May 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested to Honor the World War II Service of Mr. Amon Billups, Sr., who passed away on May 6th.
Mr. Billups served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946, including 6 months in the European Theater. He participated in the Central Europe Campaign as a member of the 4450th Quartermaster Service Company, and his MOS was 188 - Warehouseman. Mr. Billups was Honorably Discharged on 1 March 1946 with the rank of Private. For his Service to our Nation during WWII, he was awarded: American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; WWII Victory Medal.
Obituary: https://tinyurl.com/krx7h5j


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 20 May 2017

Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.
Friendship Baptist Church
402 Clinton Street
Buffalo, New York - 14204
http://mapq.st/2pTkj39
Ride Captain:
Joe Joyce
jjoyce82abn55@yahoo.com
Special Instructions:
Visitation at 11:00 AM.
Celebration of Life at 12:00 Noon.
Escort to Forest Lawn Garden of Time for Interment with Military Honors.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or a US Army flag, and dress for the weather.
If you choose to ride, please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the WWII Service of Mr. Billups, and to support his proud and loving family.
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.

Don Higgins

Senior Ride Captain

PGRNY Region-1

gladiator6988@hotmail.com

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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