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

Anthony Maranowski, USN & James Vernil, USA
Vietnam Era Veterans
Glendale, New York -08 Mar 2017

The Mission is to escort two otherwise unaccompanied American heroes from Glendale, Queens to their final resting places of honor at Calverton National Cemetery.

Anthony Maranowski was born on April 3, 1942. He served in the US Navy from May 21, 1959 to July 28, 1959. He died on October 11, 2016

James Vernil was born on May 29, 1949. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era from August 8, 1967 to July 29, 1970. He died on December 14, 2016


Primary Staging Time:09:15 A.M.
George Werst Funeral Home
71-41 Cooper Avenue
Glendale, New York - 11385
Ride Captain:
Wayne Cohen
Special Instructions:
The Queens County Committee of the American Legion will preside over a short funeral service at the Funeral Home at09:30.
We will depart Glendale at approximately10:00hours.
We will stop at the new Rest Area at Exit 52 of the Eastbound LIE, hopefully around10:30, to pick up any Patriot Guard Riders wishing to join the procession to Calverton.
Final Honors will be rendered at Calverton National Cemetery after the procession arrives, hopefully no later than11:15hours.


Ride Captain 

Wayne Cohen


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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