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.



Honor - Thomas R. Griffin, Veteran
USN - Korean War Era
Cheektowaga, New York
20 Jan 2017

About the Mission:
We have been requested by the family of US Navy Veteran Thomas R. Griffin to stand in Honor of his Service to our Nation during the Korean War. In addition to his Naval Service, Mr. Griffin is a Gold Star Grandfather. His grandson - US Army PFC Travis Krege - served with the 25th Infantry Division in Iraq, and was Killed in Action by a roadside bomb on 6 December 2006. Travis' parents - Sandy & Michael Krege - are PGR members, and they specifically requested our presence for her Dad's Memorial Service.

Mission Narrative:


Thomas R. Griffin entered the US Navy on 22 January 1952. He served 4 years active duty, including over 3 years in Sea Service aboard the USS Bergall (SS-320), a Balao-Class Submarine. His Naval Rating was IC2 (Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class (Petty Officer 2.) IC2 Griffin was Honorably Discharged on 6 January 1956, and was awarded: US Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (Europe.)

Primary Staging Details: 20 Jan 2017

Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.
Cheektowaga Baptist Church
670 Dick Road
Cheektowaga, New York - 14225
Map URL:

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Memorial service at 11:00 AM.
No escort, no cemetery service.

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:
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

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.


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!

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