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

William R. Miles, Sr.
US Navy Cold War Veteran

Albany, New York - 27 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of Mr. William R. Miles, Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.

Born in Albany, Bill was a US Navy Cold War Veteran. He served aboard the USS Nipmuc (ATF-157), an Abnaki-Class oceangoing tug during the Cuban Missile Crisis. For his faithful service, Bill was awarded the US Navy Good Conduct Medal, and was Honorably discharged at the rank of Seaman (E-3).

Bill was a longtime maintenance supervisor at Blessed Sacrament Church, Albany and for many years was a valued and dedicated funeral assistant at the McVeigh Funeral Home, Albany. He was a talented carpenter, hard worker and dedicated family man. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of the Polish American Citizens Club, and longtime usher and member of the Holy Names Society at Blessed Sacrament Church.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 27 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 09:00 A.M.

McVeigh Funeral Home
208 North Allen St
Albany, New York - 12206


Ride Captain:

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


Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home for the arrival of family and guests. PGR will escort to church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM:

Blessed Sacrament Church
607 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12206

Followed by interment with full military honors at:

Our Lady of Angels Cemetery
1389 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12205


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

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!

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