The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to report that for the first time since the inception of the Wreaths Across America program, on December 16, 2017, a Holiday Wreath was placed on every gravesite at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. The Patriot Guard Riders, along with several thousand community volunteers respectfully placed those wreaths, but much more importantly, took the time to honor and remember over 11,000 of our fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen resting in that place of honor.

We wish to sincerely thank everyone who made that goal a reality, particularly those who contributed via the PGRNY “Three For Two” program. Through that program, fully 100% of your contribution went toward the sponsorship of wreaths, with a total of almost 3,800 wreaths (over 1/3 of the total) provided….a truly outstanding effort.

Now that the bar has been set, we look forward to achieving that goal each and every year going forward, and we are confident that with your generous help and support, we can do just that. Once again, our heartfelt thanks for honoring and remembering our fallen heroes.


Dear Members of the Patriot Guard;

What you did for my grandfather and my family these past two days is beyond words. Your presence gave us all additional strength and support to know that my grandfather’s sacrifices and pride in America would not be forgotten.  When there was mentioning that his last wishes for a military service would not happen, we were rushing to make the arrangements a possibility. When it came to Wednesday, and we saw the gentlemen standing at attention with the flags, it put us at ease and we knew miracles would happen. Your encouragement and comforting words on the Patriot Guard website continue to lend strength that my grandfather will not be forgotten.

My grandfather is standing above and saluting you all. Our gratitude and appreciation is forever to all of you.

Rochelle Romero and the rest of the family and friends of Philip G. Stolarski

Thank you so much for sending the Patriot Guard for my father's funeral (Francis Nolan). He would have been so blessed. I sent you some pictures to show you what a blessing these men were. I would like to send a small donation to the Patriot Guard but I don't know where to send it. Thank you again for everything.

With appreciation,

Nancy Fink

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Dear Sir,

My name is Troy Elkins. Richie was my NCO while we were stationed in Naples, Italy.  He was a friend, mentor, and a Marine looked after his brothers beyond the normal requirements.

I and still in shock and saddened by his loss.  Unfortunately, due to time and distance, I cannot come and say my farewell.  Four of my brothers from Naples will be there in our place.

I just wanted to say thank you to you and the other riders that will be on the escort detail.  It is great comfort knowing his is travelling home surrounded by the people he loved most, his fellow service men.  

Forever in your debt,

Semper Fi,


My Mother worked as a radiation nurse for the last years of her long nursing career. She recalls someone named Cap Capella (or something like that) coming in for treatment. I’m guessing he made it through okay. Someone said he was one of the Guards at the services and thought he may be interested to know this. 
I want you to know how impressed, ecstatic, and in awe of your presence at both services. I couldn’t help but shake every hand and was floored when every one of them said “It is my honor”.  I was happy to see emotion from the guards as well as we spoke to each one of them. It was like they were saying goodbye to someone they had served along side. Despite the fact that it’s been almost 73 years since Frederick left the service I guess in a way they did serve together. 
I am most thankful for the honor the Patriot Guard has bestowed upon my family and am looking forward to supporting your efforts and spreading your story. Even though it was only a couple days, I’m indeed honored to have known you guys. 
Jay A. Mills

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

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