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

Paul M. Vaughn
US Navy, Vietnam Era Veteran

Schuylerville, New York - 25 Aug 2017


The family of Paul M Vaughn has requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in his military honors funeral. Paul, 71, a longtime resident of Hudson Falls and more recently of Victory Mills, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born June 18, 1946 in Glens Falls, Paul was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School Class of 1964. He served with the US Navy from 1966-1969 and returned home to work for the NY Canal System.

Paul was a proud US Navy Vietnam Era Veteran. I worked for Paul one summer when I was 17 years old working on a trash route for the summer folks around Lake George. After that Paul owned and operated a couple different business's a hotel and bar. Then he went on for 29 years working for the post office in Saratoga. Paul loved to play cards, he was a member of the Elks and the American Legion.

The Patriot Guard Riders will be there to render Honor Dignity and Respect for the life and service of SN Paul M. Vaughn. Rest in Peace my friend.

Primary Staging Time: 09:00 A.M.

Flynn Brothers Funeral Home
13 Gates Ave.
schuylerville, New York - 12871

Ride Captain:

"Big Dan" Nolin

Special Instructions:

Stage at 9:00 flag line for the arrival of the family and friends. At 10:00 approximately we will escort to;
Saratoga National Cemetery.

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: 25 Aug, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 10:00 A.M.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871

Ride Captain:

"Big Dan" Nolin

Special Instructions:

For those staging directly at the cemetery, please be aware of any services already in progress. Please do not gather at the Visitor Center, but move directly to staging area.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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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