State Captain Update

Greetings Fellow Patriots                                                                                                              4-25-14

 

Probably fair to say that Spring has FINALLY sprung, sure hope everyone has been able to get out and enjoy some riding!?!?

The NHPGR continued our mission of standing in Honor and Respect of our nations Heroes in spite of the tough winter, KUDOS to all who braved the elements to stand for our Heroes this past winter in sometimes brutal conditions.

We’ve had a busy spring season of missions thus far, including several Honor missions and the most escort riders for an Honor Flight ever, 51 bikes/trikes at 5:00am, that’s dedication!

Our monthly Meet N Greets are ramping up with one scheduled for this coming Sunday, the 27th at the Grand Buffet in Nashua, hope you’re able to stop in and share a little social time with fellow NHPGR members. Although it’s a ways off our annual picnic is scheduled for August 17th at Elm Brook park in Hopkinton starting at noon, be sure to save the date. Many thanks for all the time and hard work our dedicated Meet N Greet and Annual Picnic committee members put in to ensuring the success of these events! In addition we’re looking into having a Regional Meet N Greet on Saturday 6-21-14 and a booth at Laconia for 3 days during bike week. More details will be forthcoming as the plans for these events come together.

Since late last year we’ve been presenting Flag Lines at the monthly POW/MIA Vigils in both Manchester and Portsmouth, many thanks to all who’ve been able to stand in remembrance of our nations Heroes that didn’t come home, may they NEVER be forgotten. Thanks to the generous donation of 50 American Flags by a fellow NHPGR member we’re now be able to set up an additional 20 Tall Flags that will be stored in the seacoast area and replace some of our Tall Flags that are in tough shape, thanks Pete T.!!!

We held a couple of raffles in the past few months that met with much success and have a few fundraising events coming up later this season including a Golf Outing in September as well as Northern and Southern Poker runs. If you know of anyone who might want to donate something to us that we could raffle off please let us know. We were able to donate nearly $1000.00 to VAMC and the NH Veterans Home at Christmas and provide financial support for other Veterans in need, MANY thanks to all who helped in these efforts!

Our ranks continue to grow, we set up an informational booth during the swap meet in Concord a few weeks age, we’ve got another one coming up in May in Rochester as well as several others further along in the season. We’ve developed a member recruiting flyer and are working on a tri-fold that will raise awareness of the services we provide to grieving families. Thanks to all who have contributed in “spreading the word” of who we are and what we do.

In closing the NHPGR has had a great year and is privileged to continue our mission of Honor and Respect, many thanks to ALL of you for your commitment and dedication to serving our nations HEROES!!!

Respectfully

 

It’s Not A Mission, It’s An HONOR

Bob Dorey
State Captain NH PGR
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StateCaptain@NHPatriotGuard.org
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Greetings to all- I certainly hope everyone is riding as much as they can on good days… Here in The Great North Woods, we are already seeing some changes in the leaves.  From looking at the signs from Mothe Nature, we are in for a long, cold winter.  To those that ride the snow machines, that is a good thing.. 

The NH PGR continues to be involved in showing Honor and Respect for our nations fallen.  That is our mission, and I for one think that we do that on each and every mission. 

Coming on the 14th is a Poker Run that takes a course through some very scenic roads in the Northeast Kingdom and the Great North Woods.  If you haven’t been up this way, it is really a great ride.  It is about 120 miles and not counting time to draw your card, takes about 2 1/2 hours.  If you plan to ride, or would like to man one of the remaining 4 sites and be the “dealer” please let me know.  We are hoping to raise some money for the HOTH program and all the funds we have raised plus this run are used exclusively for NH Veterans in time of need. 

Thanks for what you do!
Some Live To Ride, Some Ride To Live, I Ride To Honor!
Ron (RENO) Olesen State Captain NH PGR
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