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

SFC David A. Jones
NYANG (Ret.), EMS
/EMT
Patriot Guard Riders Captain

Theresa, New York - 16 Dec 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

David A. Jones passed away on Saturday Morning. He had a long battle that started 6 years ago on Christmas Day when a car accident took his wife and left Jonesy with 62 broken bones. He fought back from that and started riding his motorcycle again. He became a member of the PGR and shortly after, was selected as a Ride Captain.

He is a Retired Sergeant First Class from the NY Army National Guard. He also spent over 30 years in the fire service and EMT, eventually becoming a Fire Investigator. Jefferson County CAR 34. Please stand with me as we honor this true hero.

His full obituary can be viewed by clicking HERE

The mission is going to be a little different because it will start with an escort from the funeral home to Evans Mills Fire Department. That escort will be different because of the weather. With safety in mind "cages" can be used. I will ether be riding his trike or it will be trailered with flags flying. We will stand a flag line at the fire hall during calling hours (Inside) and then a brief trip to the Evans Mills cemetery for interment.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 16 Dec 2017
Primary Staging Time: 09:00 A.M.

Frederick Brothers Funeral Home
38422 NYS Route 37
Theresa, New York - 13691
https://goo.gl/maps/TCt8VM9PfuK2


Ride Captain:

Greg Pluhar
darkstarz20@yahoo.com
315-286-9113


Special Instructions:

This mission will be an escort with the Fire Dept From the Funeral Home to the Fire Dept in Evans Mills. Approx 12 miles.

Evans Mills Fire Department
8615 Leray St.
Evans Mills, NY 13637

Calling hours are from 10-12 with a funeral service following. This is where it gets a little hard. The family has just requested that the Patriot Guard and family go to the cemetery. That will happen after the service around 1 PM.

FOR THOSE WISHING TO COME, IT WILL BE A LITTLE MOVING AROUND, BUT WE WILL BE GIVING JONESY HIS LAST RIDE WHICH IS WHAT HE WANTED. I can explain further at the staging or at the fire hall. if not please just call me


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: Greg Pluhar
Position: Ride 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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