Wreaths Across America
Schuylerville, New York - 12/14/2019
|Mission applies to the following Region(s):||Region 4, Region 5|
|About the Mission:||Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by event organizers to participate in the opening ceremonies as well as the wreath-laying activities for Wreaths Across America.|
|Primary Staging Date:||12/14/2019|
|Primary Staging Time:||10:30|
|AM or PM:||am|
|Staging Location:||Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd.
Schuylerville, NY 12871
There will be NO PARKING within the cemetery. Parking will be in the open lots behind Sections 1, 2, 3. Follow directions of parking volunteers. It is suggested that you arrive no later than 10:30 am as traffic and parking congestion will get severe past this time.
|Lead Ride Captain:||Bill Schaaf|
|Lead Ride Captain Phone #:||518-542-0608|
|Special Information:||The PGR will stand the flag line at the main flag pole during the noontime ceremonies. After ceremonies PGR members will move to either sections 7 or 8 to participate in the wreath-laying protocols which will begin at 12:45 pm.
At 1:15 pm the PGR will participate in the PGR sponsored special wreath-laying ceremonies for the 13 men and women who lost their lives while in our current conflicts, Civil War soldier, two NYS Troopers and the three Medal of Honor Recipients.
I would encourage everyone to place some sort of name tag on their portable flag poles as it may be difficult to keep them with you at all times. Boxes will be used to hold your flag poles should you wish to leave them at any one of the sections.
Make sure to dress appropriately depending on the weather conditions that day.
This day is very special to the PGR - to once again return to the cemetery to show Honor, Dignity, and Respect for our veterans interred there. Wreaths purchased using the PGR sponsorship code are responsible for 37% of the wreaths placed. The cemetery will once again have a wreath for every veteran.
|Submitted by:||Bill Schaaf|