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.


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 CaptainIf 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.  

Region:  PGRNY is made up of 9 regions, with the regions being made up of groupings of adjoining counties.   See PGRNY-Leadership for a breakdown of New York State by Region.

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.

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only. The ROC HOTH Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month unless otherwise posted.

Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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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 Request 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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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