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

Joseph M. Micare, Veteran

USMC - Vietnam

Albany, New York - 10 Apr 2017



The family of Mr. Joseph Michael Micare, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam veteran has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence at his military honors funeral services.

Joseph “Joe” M. Micare, 68, of Albany, NY, passed away peacefully at Albany Medical Center on April 5, 2017. He was born in Albany, NY on May 28, 1948 and, after graduating from Cardinal McCloskey High School, enlisted in the United State Marine Corps where he proudly served his country in Vietnam. His MOS was 0341, Mortar Man. For his service, Joe was awarded the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/three Bronze Stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and an Expert Badge with the M14 Rifle. Joe was Honorably discharged on 20 June, 1969 at the rank of Lance Corporal (E3).

Following his Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps, Joe had a career in the telecommunications field starting with the New York Telephone Company and retiring from Avaya.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for, and display honor dignity and respect for the life and service of Joseph M. Micare, proud United States Marine and Vietnam Veteran. Semper Fi, Marine!


Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.
McVeigh Funeral Home
208 N. Allen St.
Albany, New York - 12206
Ride Captain:
Mike Hogan
Special Instructions:
Staging at the funeral home at 08:30 for the arrival of family. After brief service, PGR will escort to:

Parish of Mater Christi
40 Hopewell St.
Albany, NY 12208

Special Note: Family has requested 2 PGR members to act as pall bearers, if at all possible.

Upon completion of church services, PGR will escort to cemetery for interment with full military honors:

Our Lady of Angels Cemetery
1389 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12205
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.

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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