SGT Jan Argonish

  Army Sergeant Jan Michael Argonish, a Soldier from the Pennsylvania National Guard, was killed on August 27, 2007 during an ambush in Afghanistan. He was 26 years old and a 10 year veteran of the PA Guard with two previous activations to his credit, serving on Active Duty during Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  Jan was an amazing young man who loved his son Jakub, his family, his friends, and his fiancé Talia. Jan enjoyed going quad riding with his son, listening to country music, and classic cars. Jan is deeply missed by his family, friends and the countless others he touched over his lifetime

  To honor Jan's life, his comrades, friends and family have established the “Sergeant Jan Argonish Ride,” a non-profit organization that plans, organizes and runs an annual motorcycle benefit ride in Northern Lackawanna County. The event will combine many of the activities Jan enjoyed most in life while raising money in support of several noble causes that Jan would have endorsed.

Although the SGT Jan Argonish Ride as our community has known it over the past 15 years is not going to look the same this year, we couldn't let the day go by without honoring Jan's life and his sacrifice, and wanted to do something to continue to help local veterans in need. On Sunday, Septermber 10th we will be hosting the SGT Jan Argonish Day of Remembrance!

SGT Jan Argonish Day of Rememberance Memorial Locations.
( Memorial Locations Flyer )

Join us at the Jessup Hose Company No. 2 on Hill Street in Jessup from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. All attendees will receive one chance to win in addition to the opportunity to purchase additional tickets. Winners drawn at 2:00 pm
( Rain or Shine )

A blessing of the bikes and National Anthem will take place at Noon. We are encouraging everyone to stop by the grounds, donate and ride in honor of Jan's life by visiting one of the several monuments/murals located throughout Lackawanna County will will be displayed at the event. We'd love for you to capture a photo, and post it with the hashtag #rideforJan2023

Click here for directions

100% of the proceeds from the event will be used to support local injured and homeless veterans, and veterans/veteran organizations in need.


Proceeds will benefit our local injured soldiers, service members
in need , the SGT Jan-Michael Argonish Memorial Fund, and
other military veteran support organizations.

If you would like to make a donation to the ride.   Please make your check payable to
SGT Jan Argonish Ride
PO Box 256
Olyphant, PA. 18447