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.





Special Mission

865th CSH Change of Command Ceremony


MULTI-CITY, New York - 09 Apr 2017



The 865th Combat Support Hospital in Utica has requested the support of the Patriot Guard Riders for an escort to, and flag line at their Change in Command Ceremony on April 9, 2017 at the Oriskany Battlefield in Oriskany, NY.

The mission of the 865th CSH is to provide hospitalization and surgical services during military operations. They command missions for assigned and attached units to provide hospitalization and outpatient services for all classes of patients within the area of operations. This unit deploys on a regular basis. USA COL Scott Byers is retiring and relinquishing his command of the 865th to USA COL Kevin Costello.

The Patriot Guard will be providing an escort from the 865th CSH Reserve Center to the Oriskany Battlefield (9 miles). At the Battlefield the PGR will provide a flagline for the duration of the ceremony, approximately one hour.


Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.
865th CSH Reserve Center
95 Burrstone Road
Utica, New York - 13502
Ride Captain:
Jim Sieffert
Special Instructions:
We will stage on Marauder Blvd., a few feet from the departure point at the Reserve Center, at 08:30 AM. KSU at 09:00
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 09 Apr, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 09:30 A.M.
Oriskany Battlefield Park
7801 State Route 69
Oriskany, New York - 13424
Ride Captain:
Jim Sieffert
Special Instructions:
We will dismount in the parking lot at the battlefield and form a flag line. There may be considerable attendance by the public, schools and news media so be prepared if we must park on softer grass.

Be mindful of the weather conditions and use cages if warranted. If caging is your choice, please go directly to the battlefield for the flag line at 09:30.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

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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