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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Memorial Mission

The Moving Wall Vietnam Memorial


Bolton Landing, New York - 21 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

Members of the American Legion Post #961 and the Town of Bolton, NY are hosting an appearance of “The Moving Wall”, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. “The Moving Wall” has been touring the country for over 30 years and has visited every state in the union, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan. It has displayed over 1,300 times.

The Patriot Guard Riders, along with all riding and veteran organizations have been invited to escort “The Moving Wall” from the staging area to Veterans Memorial Park in Bolton Landing. The organizers have also requested as many volunteers as possible to help with the setup and breakdown of the Wall.

This is a three part mission:
September 21, 2017 - Escort, staging and assembly of the Wall.
September 22, 2017 - Flag line for opening ceremonies.
September 25, 2017 - Closing ceremonies, and breakdown of the Wall.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 21 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 07:30 A.M.

The Sagamore
110 Sagamore Rd,
Lower parking area
Bolton Landing, New York - 12814
https://goo.gl/maps/WtC1GEF4WvS2


Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com
(518)669-3358

"Big Dan" Nolin
dan1nolin@yahoo.com


Special Instructions:

September 21, 2017 - Riders will escort the Wall from the parking area of the Sagamore to Veterans Memorial Park, a distance of approximately 1 mile. PGR members who are not riding are requested to stage in the Park and form a flag line along the roadway for the arrival of the Wall.

Organizers would greatly appreciate any volunteer help with the assembly of the Wall by all participating organizations.

September 22, 2017 - PGR will stand a flag line for opening ceremonies.
Staging is 07:30
Veterans Memorial Park
5034 Lake Shore Dr.
Bolton Landing, NY 12814.

September 25, 2017 - PGR members will stand a flag line for the closing ceremonies.  Any members who are able are asked to assist with the breakdown and loading of the Wall.
Staging at 08:15
Veterans Memorial Park.
Motorized escort for the departure of the Wall is yet to be determined.


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.





Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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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