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.


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Honor Mission

Frank R Kiss, Veteran
USMC - Korea
Patchogue, New York -28 Feb 2017, 1 & 2 March 2017

We have been requested by Frank Kiss to stand for his father, Frank R. Kiss, US Marine, Korean war veteran. He was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart for his heroic actions in battle. He was a tank crew member and during the removal of wounded Marines, they were ambushed. This veteran covered the wounded on the tank deck with his own body to shield them. He suffered 5 gunshots and wounds from a grenade. He spent 3 1/2 years at St. Albans hospital learning to walk again. This is one of Americas unsung heroes.


Primary Staging Time:1:30 P.M.
Ruland Funeral Home
500 N. Ocean Ave.
Patchogue, New York
Ride Captain:
Rich Pinnnavaia
Special Instructions:
Tues., 02/28/172-4 & 7-9
Wed., 03/01/172-4 & 7-9

STAGING #2 DETAILS:02 Mar, 2017

Staging #2 Time:8:45 A.M.
Ruland Funeral Home
500 N. Ocean Ave.
Patchogue, New York
Ride Captain:
Pete Jepson
SRC Region 8 & 9
Patriot Guard Riders of NY
Special Instructions:
Service:Thurs., 03/02/17at the funeral home at10am.
Family arrival9 am.
Escort stage8:45am.
Burial: Departing funeral home10:30for
Holy Rood Cemetery
111 Old Country Rd.
Westbury, NY
Members can stage at11amwith RC Rich Schiraldi Please bring your flags and spend what ever time you can for this veteran who is deserved of recognition.
Pete Jepson
SRC Region 8 & 9
Patriot Guard Riders of NY

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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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