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

Raymond S. Struzik, Veteran
USN

Bennington, New York - 13 Jan 2018


ABOUT THE MISSION:

We have been requested to stand in Honor of the Military Service of Raymond S. Struzik of Cowlesville, who passed away on January 4th.

Mr. Struzik proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1961-1964, including 17 months aboard the USS Arcadia (AD-23) (Destroyer Tender) in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. His ship was in the Caribbean during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Mr. Struzik was Honorably Discharged from Active Duty on 3 April 1964 with the rating of IC3 (Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class) (E-4.)


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 13 Jan 2018
Primary Staging Time: 11:00 A.M.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Intersection of Rt. 354 (Clinton St.) & Rt. 77 (Alleghany Road)
(Wyoming County)
Bennington, New York - 14011
http://mapq.st/2hlpjJX


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM.
Military Honors at the Church following Mass.

POSSIBLE Dignified Escort to St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Dale Road, Cheektowaga for Interment.

Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag, and dress for the expected bad weather.

Please do what you're able to help Honor the Naval Service of Mr. Struzik and to support his loving family.

NOTE: We have a 2nd Mission at the same time in Kenmore for US Marine Veteran George Watkins. Please try to support one of these Missions.


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: Don Higgins
Position: SRC, Region 1
gladiator6988@hotmail.com

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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