Blue Star Family: Families of military personnel currently serving in the armed forces.
Cage: Cars, trucks or any vehicle with more than 3 wheels.
Escort: Traveling on motorcycle or in a cage as part of the PGR group from one destination to another.
Flag Line: Members standing in a line holding an American flag.
Gold Star Family: Families of military personnel who have died in combat from World War II through present days.
HOTH: Help on the Homefront. See website section for complete information.
KSU: Kick Stands Up. The designated time to leave a particular location.
LRC: Lead Ride Captain. If more than one Ride Captain is present on the mission, the Lead Ride Captain is in charge of coordinating and providing instructions. He is the "go to" person at the mission.
Mission: Any number of ways PGRNY honors veterans. Missions vary greatly and can include standing flag lines or providing escorts to veterans for such diverse events as calling hours, gravesite services, the return of Honor Flight veterans and active military personnel, ceremonies honoring veterans, etc.
PGRNY: Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc.
RC: Ride Captain. Certain persons within the PGR organization who are responsible for coordinating and leading missions.
ROC: Rochester area. ROC used in connection with the ROC HOTH Warehouse encompasses delivering furniture to qualifying veterans within Monroe County. Qualifying veterans outside of Monroe County must have a means to pick up furniture from the ROC HOTH Warehouse.
Staging Area: The place designated for members to meet prior to a Mission to get last minute updates and instructions.
Stand Down: The mission has been called off or canceled.
Sweep: The last rider or cage in an event or mission ride. Also may be referred to as a Tail Gunner, responible for all bikes in front and closes the ride column.
Tail Gunner: The last rider or cage in an event or mission ride. Also may be referred to as a Sweep, responible for all bikes in front and closes the ride column.
VRP: Veteran Recovery Program. See website section for complete information.