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

Ralph W. "Skip" Baker, Veteran


Kenmore, New York - 07 Aug 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the exemplary Military Service of Ralph W. "Skip" Baker, who passed away suddenly on August 1st at the age of 50. Mr. Baker served our Nation for over 14 years Active and Reserve Duty in the US Air Force from 1984-1998. His last duty station was with the 328th Airlift Squadron, and his AF Specialties were Air Transportation Journeyman and Aircraft Loadmaster. Honorably Discharged on 24 November 1998 with the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-5), Mr. Barber earned the following awards: Air Force Achievement Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Reserve Meritorious Service Medal w/Device; Air Force Training Ribbon; Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award w/Device; Air Force Good Conduct Medal; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon w/ 2 Devices.


Primary Staging Time: 9:00 A.M.
Greco Funeral Home
2909 Elmwood Avenue
Kenmore, New York - 14217
Ride Captain:
Bob Servis
Special Instructions:
Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Funeral Service at the FH at 10:00 AM.
Followed by Dignified Escort to Elmlawn Cemetery, 3939 Delaware Ave., Kenmore.
Military Honors to be offered at the Cemetery.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Air Force flag, and dress for the weather. (NOTE: RC Bob Servis will NOT have his flags available, please bring your own.)
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do whatever you are able to help Honor the exemplary US Air Force Service of SSGT Ralph W. Baker, and to support his loving and grieving family.
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:
Don Higgins, SRC, Reg-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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