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

Ronald E. Schenk, Veteran
USN - Korea
Randolph, New York - 05 Sep 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the Korean War Service of Ronald E. Schenk of Randolph, NY, who passed away on September 1st. Mr. Schenk served in the U.S. Navy for over 3 years from 1952-1956, including 2-1/2 years of Sea Service. Mr. Schenk proudly served aboard the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) as a EMP (Electrician's Mate-Power & Light). Mr. Schenk was Honorably Discharged on 21 February 1956 with the rating of EMP3 (Petty Officer 3rd Class), and was awarded the following: National Defense Service Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal w/European Clasp; Korean Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal-Korea; Navy Battle Efficiency Ribbon.
Obituary: http://www.vanrensselaerandsonfunera...d-e-ron-schenk

Primary Staging Time: 3:00 P.M.

VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home
14 Church Street
Randolph, New York - 14772

Ride Captain:

George Brown

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Calling hours from 4:00-7:00 PM.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or U.S. Navy flag, dress for the weather, and bring a beverage for hydration.
Please donate whatever time you're available to help Honor the Navy Service of Ronald Schenk, and to support his loving family.

SPECIAL NOTE: We have multiple Missions scheduled every day this coming week. Please contribute as you are able.

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: 06 Sep, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 2:45 P.M.

VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home
14 Church Street
Randolph, New York - 14772

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Meet at the Funeral Home to provide a Dignified Escort to South Napoli Cemetery, off Rt. 242 between Randolph and Little Valley.
Graveside Service with Military Honors.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag and dress for the weather.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Thank you for your efforts to Honor the U.S. Navy Korean War Service of Ronald Schenk.

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:
Don Higgins, SRC, Reg-1

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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