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

Joseph J. Nary, Retired, Veteran

USA, USAF - Korea, Vietnam

Killbuck, New York - 28 Jul 2017


On 13 May 2017 in Salamanca the PGR stood in Honor of the exemplary Military Career of Joseph J. Nary, who passed away on May 4th. We will now complete the Mission by providing a Dignified Escort of Mr. Nary and his family to his final resting place at Bath National Cemetery.
As a reminder of Mr. Nary's Service to our Nation:
Mr. Nary first served in the U.S. Army Artillery from 1949-1952, including Service in Korea in 1950-1951. He was attached to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. Mr. Nary was injured on 23 August 1950 and again on 15 February 1951. He was Honorably Discharged on 25 June 1952 with the rank of PFC. For his Service in Korea, PFC Nary's awards included: Purple Heart Medals (2); Combat Infantry Badge; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal w/3 Campaign Stars; United Nations Service Medal (Korea.)
Mr. Nary then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and served 17-1/2 years of Active Duty...for a total of 22 years of Military Service. Mr. Nary served heroically in Vietnam as a Munitions Load Chief with the 405th Munitions Maintenance Squadron. He Retired Honorably on 1 November 1970 with the rank of TSgt. (E-6), and earned the following: Airman Medals; Purple Hearts (3); Air Force Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Service Star; Air Force Good Conduct Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Force Longevity Service Award w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters; Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Campaign Stars; Vietnam Campaign Medal.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Narys are a very proud Military family. Mr. Nary's daughter is a 6-year Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and served as a secretary to the Secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon. One of Mr. Nary's sons retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after a 30-year career.


Primary Staging Time: 9:45 A.M.
6639 Route 417
(Yellow house across from Pyramid Drive-In)
Killbuck, New York - 14748
Ride Captain:
Walter Nary
Special Instructions:
1st part of the escort will be proudly led by a PGR Member, RC Walter Nary, nephew of Popa Joe Nary.
IMPORTANT: Total Escort distance is approx. 95 miles, please ensure you are fully fueled.
KSU at 10:15 A.M.
1st part of Escort is to I-86 Friendship Rest Area, a distance of approx. 45 miles.
Please be prepared with a clean 3x5 American Flag, US Army flag or US Air Force flag, and dress for the weather.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and VERY securely attached for the long highway-speed trip.
For those members unable to travel all the way to Bath, you may terminate your participation at the Rest Area.
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.


STAGING #2 DETAILS: 28 Jul, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 10:45 A.M.
I-86 (Eastbound) Friendship Rest Area (Between Exits 29 & 30).


Ride Captain:
Don Higgins
Special Instructions:
Flag Line for arrival of 1st part of Escort.
KSU at 11:30 A.M. to proceed to Bath National Cemetery, a distance of approx. 52 miles.
Interment Ceremony at BNC is scheduled for 1:00 P.M.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and VERY securely attached for this long Escort at highway speeds.
Please be prepared with a clean 3x5 American Flag, US Army or US Air Force flag, and dress for the weather.


Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
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


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