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

Arnold E. Hawks, Veteran 
Scio, New York - 12 Apr 2017

We have been requested to stand in Honor of another Hero of World War-II.* Arnold E. Hawks of Wellsville passed away on April 7th at the age of 95.* Mr. Hawks served active duty in the U.S. Army from Feb, 1943 - December, 1945, and his MOS was 345, Light Truck Driver.* He participated in the Ardennes and Rhineland Campaigns in the European Theater, and was injured during the Battle of the Bulge.* Mr. Hawks was Honorably Discharged on 3 December 1945 with the rank of PFC.* For his WW-II Service to our Nation, PFC Hawks was awarded:* Purple Heart Medal;* Army Good Conduct Medal;* European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/2 Bronze Campaign Stars;* WW-II Victory Medal;* NYS Conspicuous Service Cross Medal. Obituary:*


Primary Staging Time: 1000 A.M.
Knights Creek Evangelical Church 2987 County Road 9 (Knights Creek Road)
Scio, New York - 14880
Ride Captain:
Skip Merrick
Special Instructions:
Flag Line for arrival of family and attendees. Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Followed by Escort to Whitesville Rural Cemetery. West Main Street Whitesville, NY (Distance of 20 miles) Map:** Burial with Full Military Honors. Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the WW-II Service and Sacrifice of PFC Hawks and to support his loving family.Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army 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.
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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