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

Joseph A. Condida, Veteran
USA - Vietnam
West Seneca, New York -11 Mar 2017

We have been requested to stand in Honor of Vietnam War Veteran Joseph A. Condida of West Seneca, who passed away on March 7th. Mr. Condida served 3 years Active Duty in the US Army, including 3 tours (19-1/2 months) in Vietnam. He served with the 1st Cavalry, and his MOS was 52B20 - Power Plant Operator/Mechanic. Mr. Condida was Honorably Discharged on 13 September 1968 with the rank of PFC (E-3.) According to his daughter, he was 100% disabled from Agent Orange. For his Service to our Nation, PFC Condida was awarded: Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars; Army Service Ribbon; Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; 3 Overseas Bars; Marksmanship Badge (Rifle-M14.)



Primary Staging Time:7:45 A.M.
Kazmierczac Funeral Home
3640 Clinton Street
(one block east of Union Rd.)
West Seneca, New York - 14224
Ride Captain:
John Ben
Special Instructions:
Prayer Service at8:45.
Followed by escort to
Fourteen Holy Helpers RC Church
1345 Indian Church Road
West Seneca.
Mass of Christian Burial at9:30 AM.
Followed by escort to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Interment with Military Honors.
Please do whatever you are able to help us Honor the Army Vietnam Service of Mr. Condida, and to support his loving and grieving family.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Don Higgins
Senior Ride Captain
PGRNY Region-1

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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