Operation Patriot is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Upstate NY.
The organization was founded on September 14th, 2001 in direct response to the 9/11 terror attacks on our country. Nineteen days later on September 30, 2001, our first fundraiser in the way of motorcycle ride / rally was held at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, NY. The ride - later dubbed "Let's Roll!" in remembrance of Todd M. Beamer of United Flight 93 - was joined by 883 registered motorcyclist showing support for first responders. Proceeds were donated to the Salvation Army's 911 NY City Relief Effort.
Since 2001, we've organized several 9/11 Tribute Rides, typically on the Saturday following Labor Day and/or closest to, or on, the anniversary of the attacks.
Our most recent event was held on September 11, 2021 at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, NY. Close to 1000 motorcyclists and an additional 1000+ concert goers from across NY State attended the "Let's Roll" 20th Anniversary Tribute Ride & Concert. The event raised $23,000 to support law enforcement officers in their time of need through Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors.
We've also held 5k runs (Trot w/ Troops) and holiday fundraising events as well as special events for W. Webster Firefighters and RPD officer Daryl Pierson.
We focus on: Human Services, Community Benefit and Economic Development
Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
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