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.


December 19, 2008

We’re extremely sorry we’re late with our “thank you” to all of you.  The family of Charles R. Striker would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Syracuse, NY area Patriot Guard Riders who came to us in our time of need.  These men stood in the freezing cold wind and rain and never complained.  They led us from the funeral home to the cemetery, endured more bad weather, and were gracious in rendering honors to our brother.  The service and flag presentation was beautiful.

Thank you all for being there for us, for Chuck, and for your service to our country.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you and god bless.

Dianne Snell
Susan Striker
Rhonda Striker

March 16, 2009

Thank-you for Honoring  SPC Albert Ronald Jex. It  was Greatly Appreciated.

Thank-you to each and everyone of you !

You Made US feel so Proud..

National Cemetery Director re: Sgt. Espy

*Bath* National Cemetery
*VA Medical Center*
*San Juan Avenue***
*Bath*, New York 14810

April 3, 2009

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for showing you patriotism, respect, and honor to the family, friends, and the honored fallen veteran Sgt. Espy we interred at the Woodlawn National cemetery today.

We are blessed with a community of patriots that do not forget what our precious reserve of veterans have done, and continue to do to keep our country free, and to protect the precious rights we hold so dear. It is community like all of you all whether you live in Elmira or in Washington DC that show the world we are united in how we feel about our service men and women.

Today we had wind, and rain, and a bit of a cool nip in the air, but as I looked around during the service there was not one of you shivering, or fidgeting, or having the look of wishing you were somewhere else, instead what I saw was devotion, and one sightedness caring, and pride that you all stood shoulder to shoulder knowing you are part of a bigger event then what was happing around you physically. The Family of Sgt. Espy was very appreciative, and when I talked with the Niece she said had shivers of pride, and felt it deep in her heart. This family lost a loved one but with your help we welcomed him home and put him and the family to rest, knowing that he was with them once again. The cemetery staff would like to thank each of you for your service and assistance.

Please share this with members of your clubs, VSOs and Staff

Walter Baroody National Cemetery Director

May 29, 2009

To all the AMAZING Patriot Guard Riders whom so strongly honored my father,

Words couldn't possibly express our heartfelt gratitude to all the Patriot Guard Riders that attended my fathers funeral on May 26th 2009. Not only did you all stand tall, strong and unwaveringly, flags held high in honor of my father, but you did so with warmth, compassion and untiring devotion. And all for a man not personally known to you. I sit here writing this with tears of such deep gratitude on my cheeks, and thank you not only for paying such great respect to my father, but also for helping to restore my faith during such a horrible time when I can't help but doubt it. My family will always remember every one of you who stood for our beloved father (son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend), and will forever be grateful for your generosity, patriotism, compassion and service. Scott, the great care with which you personally organized everything, the amazing compassion you showed to me and my family, will never be forgotten. The beautiful plaque you presented to me in honor of my father, words just can't adequately describe how much it all means to me.

I will also forever hold dear to my heart the amazing woman whom came in with me to see my father, and with a comforting embrace, said the most beautiful prayer for him. You have no idea how much that meant to me, how truly it touched me, on such a hard day.

What you all do is so very important and so incredibly meaningful, not only to us as families, but to our country as a whole. While I wish there wasn't such a great need for the services you provide, I pray your services ALWAYS continue, as the love, peace and kindness you bring to every mission and family, I know will be deeply treasured by all whose lives you touch.

May God Bless every one of you, keep you safe, strong and protected, ALWAYS.

Many heartfelt thanks from the bottom of our hearts,

The Family of USMC Capt. Wayne A. Bosco and his children,
Kari Fitzgerald, Jessica Bosco and Jack Bosco

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