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

Ernest S. Chamberlin

US Army Veteran and Firefighter

MULTI-CITY, New York - 12 Jul 2017



Ernest Stephen Chamberlin passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Greenfield Center and lived his entire life in the home he was born and raised in.

After high school, Ernie worked at the Harvey Co. for a short time and then went to GE in Schenectady. He worked mainly as a welder on production and maintenance with numerous certifications and, at one time for work on atomic motors that were used on the aircraft carrier Enterprise.

He spent two years in the US Army during the Korean Conflict serving with Occupational Forces in Germany. In February, 1954, after two years active duty with eighteen months overseas, Ernie was transferred to the Reserve and received an honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal in 1960. His employment at GE lasted 34 years before retiring.

A Greenfield Fireman for 41 years, Ernie worked his way up through the ranks to become Chief of the four company department from 1956 to 1967. After leaving his post as chief, he worked for several years as a Saratoga County Deputy Fire Coordinator.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for and demonstrate dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Ernest S. Chamberlin, US Army Veteran and Firefighter.


Primary Staging Time: 09:30 A.M.
William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home
628 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York - 12866
Ride Captain:
Gene Jones
Special Instructions:
Flag line for the arrival of family and visitation from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. There will be a brief service conducted at 12:00, followed by escort and interment:

Greenfield Cemetery
64 - 72 Wilton Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833
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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