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

Lynes R. Gervais, Veteran


Albany, New York - 20 Jul 2017



The family of Mr. Lynes R. Gervais has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors services, Mr. Gervais, a "Greatest Generation" Hero passed into eternal life on July 14th at the age of 91.

He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy Seabees. He later received honored recognition at the Seabees Veterans of America Convention in July, 2016.

After the war, Lynes was employed by the Tobin Packing Company for 26 years until its closing in 1981, then by the New York State Office of General Services, retiring in 1987. He was a member of VFW Post 2192, the Zaloga Post 1520 of the American Legion and St. Francis de Sales Senior Citizens Club. He served as the club’s president/vice president for five years.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for the life and service of Mr. Lynes R. Gervais, proud US Navy Seabee and WWII Veteran.


Primary Staging Time: 09:15 A.M.
Hans Funeral Home
(Arrangements by Cannon Funeral Home)
1088 Western Ave.
Albany, New York - 12203
Ride Captain:
Mike Hogan
Special Instructions:
Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of the family. After a brief service, PGR will escort to:

St. Ambrose Church
347 Old Loudon Rd.
Latham, NY 12110

Church services scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Following services, PGR will escort to the cemetery for interment with full military honors:

Memory Gardens
983 Watervliet Shaker Rd.
Albany, NY 12205
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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