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

Kenneth C. Motts, Veteran
Oakfield, New York - 08 Sep 2017


We have been requested to Honor the WWII Service of Kenneth C. Motts of Oakfield, NY, who passed away on September 2nd at the NYS Veteran's Home in Batavia. Mr. Motts served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946, including 11 months in the European Theater of Operations in Germany with the 29th Infantry Regiment. Mr. Motts was Honorably Discharged on 2 December 1946 with the rank of Sergeant. For his Service to our Nation, Sgt. Motts earned: Army Good Conduct Medal; Army of Occupation Medal-Germany; WWII Victory Medal; Army M-1 Rifle Marksman Badge.


Primary Staging Time: 12:00 P.M.

Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home
11 Maple Avenue
Oakfield, New York - 14125

Update from Don Higgins:

"For any members who would like to participate in this Mission, but cannot make it to Oakfield, I plan to be at Elmwood Cemetery, Silver Springs, at 1:00 to await arrival of the contingent with a Flag."


Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Assemble at the FH in preparation for Dignified Escort to Elmwood Cemetery, Silver Springs, NY (Rt.19A, just south of the Hamlet), a distance of approx. 40 miles. Burial Service with Military Honors at 2:00 PM.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached for the long escort.
Please ensure your bike is fueled appropriately for the trip.
Thank you for your efforts to help Honor the WWII Service of Kenneth Motts, and to support his loving and proud family.

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:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-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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