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 D. Phillips, Veteran
Hopewell Jct, Poughkeepsie, New York - 17 & 18 Aug 2017


Joseph D. Phillips, 33, died unexpectedly on August 8, 2017. He was born on September 28, 1983 in Savanna, GA and was raised in the Poughkeepsie area. He was a 2002 graduate of Arlington High School, attended Richmond University, and received his Master's Degree from St. Leo University.

Sgt. 1st Class Phillips proudly served our country in the US Army from 2004 until his retirement in 2011, and had served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait during Operating Enduring Freedom. As a decorated soldier, Joseph was the recipient of many awards and medals including the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Marksmanship Qual Badge, and Driver and Mechanic Badge. He was also a proud member of the Audy Murphy Club.

The family has asked that we honor Joseph with a flag line and escort to his resting place.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 6-8 pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11 am at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 16 Smith Street, Poughkeepsie followed by burial at Wappingers Rural Cemetery with military honors.

Primary Staging Time: 4:45 P.M.


DD1 (Dunkin Donuts at 3399 Crompond Rd,

KSU: 5:00 pm SHARP
Yorktown Heights, New York -

Ride Captain:

John Tibbs
cell 914 649-8063

Special Instructions:

REGION 6 Staging Details:

Thursday 8/17/2017, 5:15 pm. at Mobil Gas Station, 1563 Route 82, just off Taconic State Parkway.

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: 18 Aug, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 8:30 A.M.

REGION 7 Staging Details:

DD1 (Dunkin Donuts at 3399 Crompond Rd,
Yorktown Heights, New York

KSU: 8:45 am SHARP

Ride Captain:

John Tibbs
cell 914 649-8063

Special Instructions:

REGION 6 Staging Details:
Friday Staging: 8/18/2017, 9:15 am
           McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction
(We will escort family from funeral home to church.)

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.
Submitted by:
John Tibbs

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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