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

Donald Fachko, Veteran
USAF - Korea Era
Hamburg, New York -03 Apr 2017

We have been requested to stand in Honor of the U.S. Air Force Service of Donald Fachko of West Seneca, who passed away on March 9th. Mr. Fachko served a total of 6+ years during the Korean War Era. Following training at Fort Belvoir, VA and Warren AFB in Wyoming, Mr. Fachko served as a Senior Electrician. His duty stations included Alaska for 12 months, and the 3650th Installations Group, Air Training Command, Sampson AFB. Donald Fachko was Honorably Discharged on 3 February 1956 with the rank of Airman 1st Class. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Air Force Good Conduct Medal.


Primary Staging Time:10:30 A.M.
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home
4199 Lakeshore Road
(Corner Rt. 5 & Camp Road)
Hamburg, New York - 14075
Ride Captain:
Bob Woodward
Special Instructions:
Meet family at the Funeral Home at11:15 AM
Escort the Veteran and family to
St. Adalbert's Cemetery
6200 Broadway Street (Route 20)
Lancaster, NY 14086
(Distance of approx. 20 miles)
Interment with Military Honors at12:00 Noon
NOTE: This Mission conflicts with another one in Tonawanda for Navy Veteran Norman Hameister. Please do what you are able to support one of these equally important Missions. Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or USAF flag, and dress for the weather. If you choose to ride, please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached for the 20-mile escort.
Don Higgins
Senior Ride Captain
PGRNY Region-1
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

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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