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

Fred A. Rulison, Sr., Veteran


MULTI-CITY, New York - 06 May 2017


The family of Fred Allen Rulison, Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Riders presence at his military honors funeral services. Fred, 65, of Schenectady, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, May 1, 2017. Born on June 10, 1951 in Gloversville, NY, Fred was a lifelong area resident and attended local schools. During the Vietnam War Fred served with the United States Marine Corps. Fred was a car enthusiast and worked as an auto mechanic on his own and for garages in the Schenectady area for many years. He also worked in maintenance for DeLuke's Dentistry until his retirement in 2009.

Fred enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in June of 1968. His MOS was 0331 – Machine Gunner. For his service, Fred achieved the rank of PFC and received the National Defense Service Medal. He was Honorably discharged in March of 1970


Primary Staging Time: 1:00 P.M.
Light’s Funeral Home
1428 State Street
Schenectady, New York - 12304
Ride Captain:
Don Miller, Jr.
Special Instructions:
Staging at 1:00 PM for the arrival of family. Escort to cemetery departs approximately 2:00 PM:

Prospect Hill Cemetery
Western Ave.
Guilderland, NY
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.

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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