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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Snowball Express Mission

Snowball Express 2017

Jamaica, New York - 09 Dec 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

Snowball Express honors the children of our fallen military service members by sending them on a four day holiday with amusement parks and more.
Check here for information: https://www.snowballexpress.org/about/

We have been asked to escort the family buses from the hotel to the airport.
Read special information below for Mission details.

If you wish to be admitted to the American Airlines Terminal at JFK, you MUST send your name and date of birth to john.fenech@aa.com for TSA screening.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09 Dec 2017
Primary Staging Time: 5:00 A.M.

Hilton New York - JFK
144-02 135th Avenue
Jamaica, New York - 11436


Ride Captain:

Wayne Cohen
pgrwayne@gmail.com
516-729-9869


Special Instructions:

It's that time of year again and American Airlines JFK would like the Patriot Guard Riders to once again participate in our Snowball Express departure celebration at JFK. This years flight is December 9th, departing at 7:55 am. The families will be staying at the JFK Hilton as in the past. The bus will depart the Hilton Hotel to bring the families to JFK at 5:45am. You will have PAPD and FDNY escort. Parking will be available at the terminal on the outer roadway upstairs departure level. Cages are asked to come straight to JFK and be here by 5:30AM to get their gate passes and set up the flag line. Motorcycle escort of the bus with our Gold Star Families onboard to JFK should get you here by 6:00AM. Once you escort to upper level inner roadway you are asked to park the bikes on the center median.

As in the past I need members who know they are attending to email me their name and date of birth as it appears on the photo ID they will be presenting to get through security. Please send to John.Fenech@aa.com

This needs to be done by noon Dec 8th. Please advise everyone they will be going through TSA security as if they are traveling on a plane so plan accordingly. Please provide flags. Thank you again for your support.


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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 09 Dec, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 5:30 A.M.

CAGES to
American Airlines
Terminal 8
Departures - Upper Level
Park on outer roadway.
JFK Airport
Jamaica, New York


Ride Captain:

John Fenech
john.fenech@aa.com
631.793.0096


Special Instructions:

Please be inside AA Terminal by 5:30 to meet John Fenech for your Gate Pass.


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
 
Submitted by:
Wayne Cohen
PGRWayne@gmail.com

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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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