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

William J. Butler
US Army, Vietnam Veteran


Jefferson, New York - 21 Oct 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of William Joseph "Red" Butler has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence for his memorial service. William, 70, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2017.

William served in the United States Army from June of 1967 to January of 1969, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. His MOS was 94B20, Cook. During his service, he attained the rank of SP4(T) (E4) and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

After his return home, William moved to South Beach, Staten Island and later settled in Stapleton. He worked at William J. Gaynor Junior High School for 36 years.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 21 Oct 2017
Primary Staging Time: 12:30 P.M.

Calvary Full Gospel Church
573 Moxley St.
Jefferson, New York - 12093
Click here to view map location


Ride Captain:

Don Macomber
macombd@hotmail.com


Special Instructions:

Staging at the church for flag line for arrival of family and guests for 1:00 PM Memorial Service.


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

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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