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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Dedication Mission

Major Clayton Carpenter, US Army
Road Dedication Ceremony

Yorktown Heights, New York - 16 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to honor Major Clayton Carpenter as a road is being dedicated in his name.

On Saturday, September 16th starting at 8:30 am a portion of Route 118 between Kear Street and Underhill Ave in Yorktown will be dedicated to the memory of a former Lakeland High School graduate.

The dedication ceremony will honor Major Clayton Carpenter who was killed in a training related incident in Savannah, Georgia at Hunter Army Airfield on January 15, 2014.

Major Carpenter was deployed in Iraq from 2006-2008 and at the time of his death he was a special operations helicopter platoon leader assigned to the 3rd Battalion,160th Special Operations Aviation Regimen (SOAR).

The New York Riders Group and the PGR will lead off the possession. Your support will be greatly appreciated by his family as they requested our presence. We were honored to have done the flag line at both his wake and funeral so this will bring closure to our mission by attending this ceremony honoring Major Clayton's service to our country.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 16 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 08:00 A.M.

Kmart
355 Downing Drive
Yorktown Heights, New York - 19598


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:
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: John Tibbs
Position: Senior Ride Captain, R7

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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