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 Mission


Michael W. Shattuck, Veteran

USA - Vietnam

Rochester, New York - 03 and 04 Apr 2017

UPDATED 04/03/2017 - 17:25 Hours
Updated information shown in Red below
The airport portion of this mission has been cancelled


We have been asked to stand to honor the service of Michael W. Shattuck. Mr. Shattuck is a Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He received a Purple Heart and was medically discharged due to his wounds.

Additional information on Mr. Shattuck's service is being sought. This mission includes an escort and flag lines spanning two days. There is no interment as Mr. Shattuck will be interred in Florida at a later date.

Please help support this mission for whatever time period you are able as we
honor the service of Mr. Michael W. Shattuck. Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, and dress for the weather.

This portion of the mission is cancelled.


Primary Staging Time: 5:00 P.M.
Greater Rochester International Airport
Cargo Gate 5
Eastside Way
1200 Brooks Ave.
Rochester, New York - 14624
Ride Captain:
Nigel Heaton
Assistant State Captain
Special Instructions:
Flag line for the arrival of Mr. Shattuck through the gate at the airport. Escort from Gate 5 to Thomas Funeral Home.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 03 Apr, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 5:15 P.M.
Thomas Funeral Home
4545 Lake Avenue
Rochester, New York - 14612
Ride Captain:
Bruce Forsyth
Acting Ride Captain
Special Instructions:
Flag line at the funeral home for arrival Dignified transfer from the hearse to the funeral home.

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 04 Apr, 2017

Staging #3 Time: 5:30 P.M.
Thomas Funeral Home
4545 Lake Avenue
Rochester, New York - 14612
Ride Captain:
Bruce Forsyth
Acting Ride Captain
Special Instructions:
Flag line for arriving mourners starting at 6:00PM.  Memorial Service at 7:00 PM, including Military Honors.

I expect PGR will participate in the funeral chapel during the military service. Flag line for departing mourners

Mission ends at the funeral chapel – no escort from there.

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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