2018 - 6th Annual Heroes Run was a Great Success!
Our event was held on June 9, 2018 and started with our ride registration at 10:00 am for those participating in the ride to the dedication site in Hilton, NY. The ride, which left the American Legion Greece Post 468 at noon, included various organizations that joined the Patriot Guard Riders of New York both on motorcycles and in cages (vehicles). A ceremony was held in Hilton where the unveiling of the memorial bench honoring SPC Jason D Hasenauer was done. Joining the ceremony were the Hilton Fire Department where Jason had served, Mark Kalan Fire Chief when Jason served with the fire department spoke; Hilton Mayor Joe Lee also spoke along with Amy Tausch, CEO of New York Warrior Alliance.
Leaving Hilton the Ride drove through the Parma Union Cemetery where Jason was laid to rest. Several other Heroes where the Patriot Guard Riders have stood flag line are also laid to rest at this cemetery. Then the Riders came back to the Greece American Legion Post ground to enjoy a picnic lunch and a very touching ceremony. Please enjoy these few photos from our event. More photos are posted to the PGRNY-HOTH Facebook page.
- 2018-Hasenauer Bench
- Cookie Tray
We have not closed out our financials for the event yet, so there is still time for you to either make a donation, or purchase an Event T-shirt! Thank you!
What is Annual Heroes Run?
Annual Heroes Run is a charity fund raiser hosted by Patriot Guard Riders of New York that benefits Help On The Homefront and New York Warrior Alliance. Our event begins with a memorial ride (motorcycles and vehicles) to a dedication site where a brief ceremony honoring a hero takes place. Normally a remembrance object such as a bench, or marker is placed bearing the name of the hero. The ride then continues back to the event location for food, entertainment and raffles. This year's Annual Heroes Run is honoring Army SPC Jason D. Hasenauer. (After a meeting with the family, we found that Jason was awarded the rank of SPC posthumously.)
2018 Annual Heroes Run Honoree
Army SPC Jason D. Hasenauer
Army SPC Jason D. Hasenauer 21, of Hilton, N.Y. died December 28, 2005 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Pfc. Hasenauer was sitting in a machine-gun turret when his Humvee was forced off the road and overturned in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He died of head injuries.
A 2003 graduate of Hilton High School, Jason Hasenauer was a member of the Hilton Fire Department and had been employed at JC Penney when he joined the Army.
He wanted to do more-wanted to serve and felt it was the right thing to do.
Jason was posthumously awarded the rank of SPC.
SPC Jason D. Hasenauer was a father for just four weeks.
We are offering event T-shirts this year honoring SPC Jason D Hasenauer's service to his country and community. Shirts are still available on our T-shirt page for purchase and will be shipped via first class mail.
Shirts are available in men sizes small to 4x and women styles in sizes from small to 2X. Quantities are limited, so get yours today! Click HERE to go to our order page.
Our Wonderful 2018 Sponsors
Our Tent Sponsors
Our Stage Sponsors
Please know this...
Supporting our event with these special sponsorships shows our community that you support our military and more importantly our veterans who need our help.
All proceeds go directly to assisting our veterans and their families. Your donations are tax deductible. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders of New York's Help On The Homefront or New York Warrior Alliance are affiliated with any other wounded warrior organizations. Both are 501(3)(c) registered organization. Both organizations depend not only on your generosity, but the generosity of time and effort on behalf of our volunteers. Thank you.
Your donations are tax deductible.
For more information on PGRNY, Help on the Homefront (HOTH), New York Warrior Alliance (NYWA), and Annual Heroes Run, we invite you to watch the below video.
Hosted by Patriot Guard Riders
Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. (PGRNY) is a non-profit New York corporation organized exclusively for charitable and community service purposes. PGRNY is affiliated with Patriot Guard Riders, a national organization. Members of PGRNY must first be members of the Patriot Guard Riders National Organization. PGRNY is a diverse group of patriots who come together to show support to US service members, veterans, and their families by standing flag lines and providing escorts at memorial services and other events honoring veterans and military personnel. We do not have meetings, dues or most of the other membership requirements of other organizations. The only thing we have in common is a deep feeling of appreciation of the sacrifices that our military and first responders have made and continue to make. Many members also share a love of motorcycles and many are also veterans, but neither is a requirement. Freedom isn't free, but membership is.
We are a 100% volunteer organization. Any donations received go directly to the veterans in the form of a plaque to the family at memorial services or as assistance to members of the Armed Services, veterans, families of deployed service members, and Gold Star families in need through our Help on the Homefront (HOTH) program.
HOTH is a volunteer outreach program providing support and assistance to US Armed Forces veterans who have service connected disabilities rated by the VA and are in crisis, experiencing a particular hardship, or have unmet needs. Each case is reviewed on merit. If there is no other agency help available to assist the veteran with their immediate need, HOTH takes action!
Needs are typically financial in nature, such as utility bills to keep their power/heat running, or possibly a car repair bill so that they have transportation to work or for medical appointments, or as simple as rent or groceries. Whatever the need, we provide a one time assistance to help the veteran with their particular crisis.
In the Rochester, NY area, HOTH also runs a warehouse of gently used furniture where veterans may request items for their use. Information on this ROC Warehouse program and information including all application forms are on the pgrny.org website.
Help On The Homefront is a program of the Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. A 100% volunteer organization, and is the New York State affiliate of the National organization of Patriot Guard Riders. Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. is a 501(c)(3).
Since 2014, the Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. has partnered with New York Warrior Alliance for the Annual Heroes Run. New York Warrior Alliance shares our philosophy about our veterans and their families. Both organizations are 100% volunteer and 100% of donations go directly to assisting our veterans. New York Warrior Alliance (NYWA) has gifted more than $250,000 to our wounded and their caregivers since 2008. They are the largest donor of basic essentials to the Warrior Transition Brigade at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
Both organizations are 501(c)(3) not for profit organizations.
(Neither of these organizations are affiliated with any other wounded warrior organizations.)