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.

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26 Nov 2012

Dave, tears in my eye’s to this day for the wonderful job you guy’s do escorting our sons and daughters home after their deployment.  I wish I could find the right words to show my gratitude, thank-you just doesn’t seem enough.  I’ve been  awe-stuck by the amount of compassion, organization and humbleness the P.G.R. has shown the night before Thanksgiving when my son came home.  What a thanksgiving treat!   I could go on and on and never feel  satisfied with the thanks I’m trying to express.  My brother-in-law (who is never sentimental) said he’s never felt so proud to be an American as he did that night.  You guy’s caused him to realize that. I am forever grateful and the P.G.R. will be getting a gift from my family as soon as I get my finances together!  Thank-you!

KEVIN UFFMANN
19 Oct 2012

Jim, Good morning and thank you.

The family of Michael Drozd  A passing WW11 veteran, can only say thank you very much for the honors sent to us by The Patriot Guard Riders organization.

Somehow thank you for being there just doesn't seem enough, your men and women stood at attention holding flags in respect of our veteran hero Mike, my father in law. What a great veteran and friend he was to all who served. Mike will be sorely missed by our family and friends and fellow vets. He was a man's man and a credit to the veteran organizations small man with a huge heart. Your organization did us proud. For that we thank you.

Sincerely with heartfelt gratitude
Rich and Donna Von Voigt
Barbara and Kevin Cline
Diane and Jim Downey
Michael and Lisa Drozd
We are the family of Michael Drozd
19 Oct 2012

Hi Jim and Alice,

I just wanted to send you both a quick note to thank you and the whole pgr for your time and efforts to help me and my family honor my grandfather on his passing.

It is never easy saying goodbye to someone you love and who meant so much to so many, but having people like you willing to take time out of your busy lives to honor someone you've never met, helps us remember that his life and his sacrifices meant something not only to us, his family and friends, but to the entire country.

Thank you for all you do. Please know how much I truly appreciate you and the PGR.

Sincerely,
Donna Ehresman
6 Oct 2012

Dear Jim and all the PGNY,   

I can't thank you enough for the wonderful welcome you gave my grandson Ronan.  It was something I will never forget and I know he will never forget either.  There are no words to describe how wonderful your people are.   Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

Ronan's grateful Grandmother,
Cathleen Johnson

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Dear Jim,

Your people were incredible!  They conducted themselves with professionalism and pride and were a truly wonderful part of my son's homecoming.  Our family cannot thank you enough for the stunned look on Ronan's face as he was escorted by 18 decked out bikes and welcomed home by flags and cheers!  It will most certainly be a day he will never forget and a day we will be forever grateful for on so many levels.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to every one of your members for their time, effort and patriotism.

Sincerely,
Jenn Seltenreich


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