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

Veterans Night - "Welcome Home" 

Troy, New York - 06 Jul 2017

As we have for the past few years, the PGR has been asked to lead off the festivities during the Veterans Night “Welcome Home” recognition at the Valley-Cats Baseball Game on July 6th. Once again, our Flag bikes will circle the field on the warning track and stage along the 1st and 3rd base line prior to the Presentation of the Colors, and the rendering of the National Anthem. 


Primary Staging Time: 1730 P.M.
Joe Bruno Stadium 
HVCC Campus
Troy, New York
Ride Captain:
Martin Kaiser
Special Instructions:
Parking for PGR bikes will be in the same place as previous years, just outside the ticket office. Tickets will be free to all PGR members (whether or not a Veteran), and will be distributed by Martin Kaiser, RC in the parking lot prior to the flag bike parade. A discount ticket rate of $8.75 (usually $12.00) will be available for any non-PGR family or friends you wish to bring along. Martin will be at the Joe Bruno Stadium on the HVCC Campus at approximately 1730 to begin ticket distribution. and money collection for the purchased tickets. Please bring the exact change to make the money easier to collect. We have a limited number of tickets so Martin needs to know how many PGR and non-PGR tickets he will need to obtain as soon as possible. Please email him at with that information. Game time and parking will be the same as in the past. Gates open at 6:00 PM. The first pitch is exactly at 1900. The Valley-Cats field staff has really stressed how important it is for them to start the game on time, but we're always ready and waiting on the hill to roll. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Martin at the above email address.
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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