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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HOTH Mission

Homes For Hero's Escort, Luke McDermott, Veteran
Union Springs, New York - 20 Aug 2017


The Homes For Hero's Foundation has once again requested the Patriot Guard Riders lead an escort of a wounded U.S. Army Veteran, Luke McDermott, to the opening ceremony of the H. R. Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament. All proceeds from the tournament go directly to the Homes For Hero's Foundation. Luke McDermott and his family will be the next recipients of an especially built adaptive home to fit his handicap needs. He will be joined by past recipients U.S.Army Veteran SP4 Ed Guldin and U. S. Army SGT Jeffrey Hackett.
Luke McDermott is a member of the U.S. Sled Hockey Team.

Primary Staging Time: 8:30 A.M.

Union Springs Fire Department
257 Cayuga Street (State Route 90)
Union Springs, New York -

Ride Captain:

Kent Tryon

Special Instructions:

KSU 9:00 A.M.
There will be a Law Enforcement lead escort and we will be joined by Auburn's Chapter of Fire and Iron as well as other Veteran's Organizations. This would be a great opportunity for our Brothers and Sisters from the northern sections of Region 2 to join us. We will establish a flag line for the opening ceremony and present the Ride Captains Flag to Luke McDermott during this ceremony.

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:
Kent Tryon

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only. The ROC HOTH Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month unless otherwise posted.

Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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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 Request 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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