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

Donald J. Kaminski, Sr., Veteran

USAF - Korea

Dunkirk, New York - 29 Jul 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the Military Service of Donald J. Kaminski, Sr. of Dunkirk, NY, who passed away on July 7th at the age of 81. Mr. Kaminski served 3-1/2 years Active Duty in the U.S. Air Force from 1953-1956. His AFSC was 27330 - Radio Operator, and his Service included 11 months in South Korea. Honorably Discharged on 30 July 1956, Airman Kaminski was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal-Korea.


Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
328 Washington Avenue
(Between 3rd & 4th Streets)
Dunkirk, New York - 14048
Ride Captain:
Bob Servis


Special Instructions:
Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM, including Military Honors.
Followed by escort to Fredonia Masonic Temple, Route 20, Fredonia for Luncheon (PGR members encouraged to attend.)
NOTE: Daughter and Son-in-Law Susan & Richard Hughes are PGRNY Region-1 members.
LRC Bob Servis will provide Flags.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Air Force flag, and dress for the weather.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do what you're able to stand in Honor of the US Air Force Service of Mr. Kaminski, and to support his loving family, including our fellow PGRNY members.


Flags & Water:
Flags Will Be Provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-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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