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.


Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) is a national organization while Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. (PGRNY) is New York State's affiliated organization. Belonging to both organizations provides you with different benefits. There are no dues or membership fees to register with either or both of these organizations.

If you are not currently a member of PGRNY, we invite you to join us in showing respect for those 'Who Stood For Us' by completing the Patriot Guard Riders of New York State Membership form.

By becoming a member of PGRNY you will be added to our mailing list and will receive email notices of missions in your area or Region (a breakdown of New York State by Region can be found in PGRNY-Leadership). Missions vary greatly and can include standing flag lines or providing escorts for such diverse events as calling hours; gravesite services; the return home of veterans on Honor Flights and active military personnel from overseas assignments; as well as for ceremonies honoring veterans, etc.


PGRNY Mailing Lists:

When you register as a member of PGRNY, you will begin receiving emails from PGRNY specific to your Region. These emails will be for all types of Missions and periodically communications from our State Captain or Assistant State Captains.


Change of Address for PGRNY email notifications

If you are a member of PGRNY and need a change of email address, please email the and list the following information:

  • County or Region you receive emails for
  • Your old email address
  • Your new email address

Unsubscribing to PGRNY emails

Note: unsubscribing to PGRNY emails will unsubscribe you from both PGRNY Mission emails and PGRNY General Information emails. Unsubscribing to PGRNY emails will NOT unsubscribe you from PGR (National) as a member if you have registered with PGR National, nor will it unsubscribe you from emails from National if you have elected to receive the statewide mission emails.

To unsubscribe from PGRNY mailings, email the and list the following information:

  • The word UNSUBSCRIBE in your subject line
  • County or Region you receive emails for


Additional information for New Members:

As a new member, it will be helpful to check out the following sections found under the Membership section of this website:

  • Mission Participation
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Safety
  • Code of Conduct
  • Glossary of Terms

Our PGRNY website is undergoing a lot of change and updates. You are encouraged to periodically check out the various areas to see what is new and exciting.

In addition to our website, you can also stay connected and up-to-date on PGRNY activities by joining our Facebook pages:

Public Page: PGRNY-HOTH
Private Page: PGRNY (members may send a request to join, simply search for PGRNY once you have logged into your Facebook profile page)


PGR National

Our website contains a lot of information about what is happening locally, but there are also benefits to registering with the National PGR website at:

  • Store (Purchase official PGR clothing, armbands, patches, and other gear and accessories
  • Forum (New York State is part of the Mid Atlantic Region)
  • Leaving Condolences for the families who have lost a loved one

The condolences to the families of our fallen mean a lot to them, and we encourage everyone to log into the National site and leave a word on the Mission posting threads.


Thank you for your desire to Honor our service members and support their families.

We look forward to standing with you.

To access, you must be a PGRNY authorized Ride Captain and have Login privileges.

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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