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.






HOTH Mission

CAP Graduation and Pass-In-Review Ceremony

Air National Guard

Schenectady, New York - 29 Jul 2017



Lt. Col. Dave Panzera, ANG has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in the Civil Air Patrol New York Wing Encampment Graduation and Pass-in-Review Ceremony. The CAP cadets will perform a Pass-In-Review with a salute to 5 WWII veterans who will be seated in a special section during the review. The veterans will then be introduced individually and will present their awards to the cadets.

PGR motorcycles will be afforded parking on the tarmac near the CAP aircraft, and PGR flag line will form the backdrop for the graduation and Review ceremony. It is hoped that we will have a very large PGR turnout in support of the Encampment Commander, Lt. Col. Dave Panzera and all of the Civil Air Patrol Cadets and their families. We all know Colonel Panzera from his very passionate and heartfelt speeches at the Honor Flight sendoff ceremonies.

Let's show up in numbers to support the Colonel, the Civil Air Patrol program, the cadets and of course, our "Greatest Generation" heroes.


Primary Staging Time: 09:15 A.M.
Stratton ANG Base
1 Air National Guard Rd.
(Enter via Ronald Regan Way Gate)
Schenectady, New York - 12302
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak

Bill Ryan
Special Instructions:
Please stage just inside the main entrance gate on Ronald Regan Way, off to the side in the Visitors Parking Area and await instructions for motorcycle and flag line placement.
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!

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