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 Kelly, US Navy
WWII and Korean War Veteran

Schuylerville, New York - 12 Oct 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand for Mr. William Kelly. Mr. Kelly, 90, of Brian Ct. died Monday October 9, 2017 at VanRensselaer Manor.

Born in Troy, Mr. Kelly was a veteran of the US Navy, having served in both World War II and Korea. He received the WW II National Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the WW II Victory Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Occupation Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Korea National Defense US Naval Reserve, the Republic of South Korea, the Presidential Unit Citation, the United Nations Medal. He was Equipment Operations Supervisor, Equipment Training Supervisor in the 21st Regiment, WW II Navy Seaman, Korea-Seabee CHB2 Cargo Handling Battalion 2 - Equipment Operator. Served on USS Propus-AK-132, USS ABSD-2 Advanced Base Section Dock, USS Selikof AVP-52. Served in Korea, Japan, New Caldonia Island, New Hebrides Island, Eniwetok Island, Gilbert Islands, Marshal Islands, Admiralty Island, Guam, Saipan, Tinian Island, Rota Island, Iwo Jima. Stateside: RMCB 19 21st Naval Construction Regiment - Seabees - EOC Equipment Operator Chief.

Mr. Kelly was a bus driver and retired from Star and Strand Co. in Troy. Prior to that he drove for the Brittonkill School District and was a tractor trailer driver for Cumberland Transport, St. Regis Transport of Scotia and the Freihofer Baking Co. in Albany.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. William Kelly, a WWII "Greatest Generation" hero and Korean War Veteran.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12 Oct 2017
Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871


Ride Captain:

"Big Dan" Nolin
dan1nolin@yahoo.com


Special Instructions:

Staging directly at Saratoga National for 09:00 interment service with full military honors. Please do not gather at the Visitors Center.


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
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

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