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

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26 Sept 2011

The family and friends of Captain Susan Struminski would like to extend our appreciation to all the Patriot Guard Riders who paid their respect to her by standing guard at her wake on August 30th at Zajac Funeral Home in Niagara Falls, New York.  We salute you for your loyalty and selflessness.  She loved her military family and she also loved being a soldier.  We thank you for recognizing her service to our country.  Sue will be sadly missed by all who had the opportunity to have her in their lives.  She was an angel on earth and certainly one in Heaven now.  God Bless you all.
I attended the funeral services for Sgt Trevor Cook USMC today in Medina NY.  I did not know Trevor (only through stories and photographs), but I am dating his cousin and went to support the family and pay my respects.  There was a large group representing your organization there, and this was my first experience with the Patriot Guard.  I just wanted to tell you how much the family and friends of Trevor appreciated your presence.  I was quite moved by the whole experience and the Patriot Guard members were a large part of that. I think it is truly inspiring work that you do, and it means a great deal to everyone in attendance.  Thanks for all that you do, and please keep up the good work.
With great respect,
Joe Baldi
17 July 2011


I saw a video on the web today about this organization and I was just very impressed.  What a wonderful organization with a very important mission.

I am a citizen that is not a fan of our current foreign wars at all.  I am not a supporter of many of our actions in foreign lands.  I am a "liberal" if one must pick a side.  I don't ride Harley Davidson bikes but prefer riding BMWs.  I am agnostic and not active in religion.  With that being said, I am a human with feelings and compassion, especially for a family that has lost their loved one, a wife that has lost her husband, a child that has lost their parent.  Despite not supporting our wars, I believe that giving your life on the battlefield for your nation is an honor, and constitutes you as a hero.  We all must support our troops, no matter what your opinions or ideologies are.  A soldier cannot choose his/her battle.  They must only commit to serve their nation and be loyal to their superior.  It is the only way armed forces can work effectively.

It is disgusting to me to hear of this church organization protesting at our nation's heroes funeral ceremonies.  I am very thankful that this group has formed to help these families grieve for their loss and be shielded from these morons that are filled with hate.  Although I see myself as sticking out and being "different" than most of your members, I would gladly stand proud alongside the group joining them in honoring our fallen troops.  I'd even ride a Harley that day if need be :)

Thank you very much for your actions and fighting American freedom of speech with MORE freedom of speech :)


Fernando Fiore
Rochester, NY

17 June 2011

As I passed the Baird funeral home in Wayland, NY in the pouring rain yesterday, I was thankful for the Patriot Guard who continued to stand with flags raised to honor and protect our fallen soldier, Devin Snyder. The outpouring of support that our community has received from you has been wonderful. During this tough time it is nice to know that complete strangers feel as strongly about Devin’s sacrifice as those who knew and loved her.

Thanks for all that you do.
Anne Packer Smart

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Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC Warehouse will be scheduling pickups every second Saturday of each month.  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 Donate Items section and either call us at 585-866-1747 or fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form.  Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.

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Any time is a good time to remember our fallen and their ultimate sacrafice; another way to remember them is to sponsor a wreath.  Sponsoring a wreath through Wreaths Across America is easy.  Whether at Saratoga National Cemetery or another cemetery where you wish to have a wreath placed. Just click on the image to enter Wreaths Across America.  Simply click on the DONATE at the bottom of their page.  Thank you.