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

Captain Joseph P. Delio, Sr.

USN - Vietnam and LEO, Retired

MULTI-CITY, New York - 10 Jul 2017



The family of Captain Joseph Paul Delio Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his funeral and interment services.

Joseph passed away on July 5, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, he later moved to Dobbs Ferry, New York in 1957 and graduated from Dobbs Ferry High School in 1964. That same year he enlisted in the United States Navy and subsequently served three tours of active duty in Vietnam on Navy Swift boats. His MOS was Radioman and he attained the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class (E-5). For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal, w/device. He was Honorably discharged in April of 1968.

Joseph joined the Greenburgh Police Department on December 26, 1971 and retired having achieved the rank of Captain, 35 years later, to the day, on December 26, 2006.

The Patriot Guard Riders had the distinct honor and privilege of standing for Joseph's son, NYPD Detective Joseph Paul Delio Jr. in November of 2016.


Primary Staging Time: 0830 AM
Dunkin' Donuts
3399 Crompond Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
KSU: 0845 AM
Ride Captain:
Ken Creary
Special Instructions:
Please see updated staging detail above.
A large LEO presence is expected. From the funeral home, PGR will escort to:

St. John the Evangelist Church
221 E. Lake Blvd.
Mahopac, NY 10541

Upon completion of the 10:00 A.M. church service, PGR will escort to:

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
10 West Stevens Ave.
Hawthorne, NY 10530
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.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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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