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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Hi,
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

Hello,

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 :)

Regards,

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

 

Orleans County Legislature honors the Patriot Guard

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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:
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April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
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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.

 

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

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