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.


6 Oct 2012


Want to let you know how grateful my family is for the tremendous show of support for my brother-in-law’s funeral escort on Friday. I’ve participated in many escorts, but this is the first time I’ve been on the receiving side. With all of my experience I still wasn’t prepared for the overwhelming sense of gratitude my family and I felt for those who rode in the escort and/or stood the flag line at Calverton. I how have an even stronger sense of the importance of our mission. All I can say is THANK YOU and may GOD bless all those who participate in the PGR.

Steven Frank
5 Sept 2012

Just wanted to shoot you a quick "THANK YOU" to ALL PGR that showed & were there on 9-1-2012 for Marine Jack W. Gray, Vietnam Vet...the funeral was unusually long, 11-2:15 (3 1/4 hrs). So, these guys went above & beyond for this family and veteran and his family & I are very grateful for your teams efforts!!! Please let these men know they were appreciated!!!

Tom Robinson
Veterans Counselor
1 August 2012


I want to thank you for your service.  I conducted the funeral in the adjoining chapel and we were so pleased that you joined us in the funeral procession and at the service at the cemetery.  It meant a lot to the family and our Marines certainly took notice.  You guys are the best!!

Semper Fidelis,
Bill Ober, Commandant
Huntington Detachment 792
Marine Corps League
19 July 2012


My family wishes to thank the Patriot Guard for all they did for our family yesterday. The following words are those of my brother.

The Patriot Guard Riders

Theirs is a simple mission. Their existence is bound by faith in one belief. To these men and women, respect is a way of life, not just a word used in conversation. Their hope is that they can help to bring peace. They are not armed, and they will only present themselves by invitation. These are the Patriot Guard Riders, and today they showed the utmost respect, honor and... dignity as they rode alongside my uncle on the journey to his final resting place. Honoring him, protecting him, and respecting his family’s right to grieve.

They came at the request of our family. Not just two or three people showing support for one man. Rather, they came in a group some 30 members strong. They weren’t paid for their service. All who came donated their time in order to pay respect to the memories of a man who served his country with pride. To respect and honor this man who, from that very first day in the late 1960’s until his death this past week, had always been a Marine.

They arrived today before our family, and formed a line in front of the funeral home. Each member stood silently at attention, holding in their possession an item far stronger than any weapon. This was an American Flag. As the family came, car by car, these men and women
stood fast, guarding the entrance to the service. They didn’t complain, even though the heat was tremendous. Their silent message was felt by all who passed through the doors. It was a message of comfort and security. This was a message that my family will never forget.

When the time came, these men and women mounted their motorcycles and formed a diamond around the hearse carrying my uncle’s body. As they escorted him to his final resting place, their American flags flew brilliantly behind them. For all who saw us along this route, there
was no mistaking that a military hero was making his final trip home. The Patriot Guard Riders protected our route, and when we arrived at the cemetery, they formed a circle around us, standing at attention and saluting my Uncle’s body as his coffin was laid down.

Theirs was a long day. A day in which they gave their time and service freely to a very grateful family. I personally thanked as many as I could throughout the day, and in every case, I received the same response. To these wonderful men and women, this was an honor; a chance to extend their pride in America, and respect for those who serve us all. As this day draws to a close, my family wishes to thank these wonderful men and women for what they have done for us, and for my uncle. Many of the men and women of the Patriot Guard Riders who came out today didn’t know my family. They gave us hope and love, and lived up to one of their fundamental beliefs. They showed their respect. They showed that the fibers of America that bound our forefathers together are still strong, and are worthy of this family’s pride. GOD Bless them all

God Bless you all,
Pam Diehl
A proud Patriot Guard Rider

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:
March 10
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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