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

Franklin M. Brown


Ellenville, New York - 08 Aug 2017



The family of Mr. Franklin M. Brown has requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in his funeral services.

Mr. Brown of Napanoch, NY, passed away on Sunday July 30, 2017 at the age of 85. Frank was born on August 14, 1931 in Woodbourne, NY, and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He served during the Korean War from 1950 to1952, and was Honorable discharged at the rank of Corporal. Frank was a member of the Ellenville First Aid Squad for over 30 years, and retired from IBM where he had worked for 30 years as a computer engineer.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and demonstrate Honor, Dignity and Respect for the life and service of Mr. Franklin M. Brown, a proud United States Marine.


Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.
Loucks Funeral Home
79 N. Main Street
Ellenville, New York - 12428
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak
Special Instructions:
Staging at the funeral home by 10:00 AM. Funeral service scheduled for 10:30 AM, followed by escort to the cemetery:

Fantinekill Cemetery
State Road
(Route 209)
Ellenville, NY 12428

NOTE:  Region 4 and 5 members wishing to attend can stage at:

Sunoco Gas Station

KSU:  Approx. 0815 AM
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: Ride 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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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