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

Byron Russell Hill Jr., Veteran


Almond, New York - 05 Jul 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the Military Service of Byron Russell Hill Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on June 23rd at the age of 53. Mr. Hill served 10 years Active Duty in the U.S. Navy, from 1983-1992. His service included 3 years aboard the USS Coral Sea (CV-43) as an Electricians Mate, as well as service at the Naval Submarine Support Facility, New London, CT. Mr. Hill was Honorably Discharged on 15 December 1992 with the rating of Electricians Mate First Class (EM1) (E-6.) For his Service to our Nation, EM1 Hill's awards include: Two Navy Good Conduct Medals; National Defense Service Medal; Two Navy Unit Commendation Awards; Navy Expeditionary Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons; Naval Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist badge; Letter of Commendation.
In addition to his Naval Service, Mr. Hill also served with the Army National Guard (records not available at this time).


Primary Staging Time: 11:00 A.M.
Almond Union of Churches
11 Main Street (Route 21)
Just off I-86 Almond Exit 33
Almond, New York - 14804
Ride Captain:
Skip Merrick
Special Instructions:
Staging at 11:00, KSU at 11:30.
Travel to the home of Mr. Hill's mother, and provide Dignified Escort of mother and son back to the church.
Memorial Service at 1:00 P.M.
Mission ends after the Service.
NOTE: Interment with Full Military Honors will take place in the near future at Bath National Cemetery. At that time, the PGR will provide an escort to the Cemetery.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag, or U.S. Navy flag,and dress for the weather.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do whatever you're able to help ensure there is a good PGR presence in Honor of Mr. Hill's Service to our Nation, and in support of his loving and grieving family.
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.
Don Higgins
SRC, Reg-1

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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