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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Special Mission

Shootout for Soldiers Canandaigua

Canandaigue, New York - 22 Jul 2017


We have been invited to take part in the opening ceremonies for a event called "Shootout for Soldiers Canandaigua" . We have been asked to stand a flag line during opening ceremonies.

Shootout for Soldiers is a 24 hour lacrosse event benefiting American veterans and also to help raise awareness of what our veterans face each day. There are 24, 1-hour games in a row and a running score is kept between the two teams, Stars and Stripes. Participating teams play in one 1-hour slot during the event and the event is open to men’s and women’s teams of all ages. Part of the proceeds will be going to Blue Star Mother's Chapter 1 and to the Veterans Outreach Center.
This is the very First year this group has done this locally. To find out more about Shoot out for Soldiers Click Here:
Stop out to help show your support of our veterans. Entry is free. All money raised is by donations.


Primary Staging Time: 05:15 P.M.
Middle School
215 Granger St
Canandaigua, NY
Ride Captain:
Daniel Ritz
Special Instructions:
Staging at  5:15 P.M. for briefing, KSU at 6:00 P.M

We will stage at middle school to meet up with other groups. Then, we will ride into event  parking lot with police escort. There we continue through the gates in front of grand stands. Would like to see as many flag bikes as we can get. We will stand flag line facing grandstands for the opening. Once done we will return to our bikes to ride out of that area. We will be riding with and standing with the Harley Owners Group "HOG" Ontario Chapter. All branches of the service will be there along with the Color Guard during opening ceremonies.
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:
Daniel Ritz

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!

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