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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Memorial Mission

Stephen Siller Tunnel-To-Towers 5K
Cheektowaga, New York - 09 Sep 2017


The PGR has been invited to participate in this important event and fund raiser. This is WNY's largest 9/11 Remembrance event, and is named after an off-duty FDNY firefighter who ran from Brooklyn, thru the Brooklyn/Battery Tunnel, to the World Trade Center, and died in the collapse of the Towers. This event has three (3) purposes: Honor America's First Responders; Help us keep our National promise to "Never Forget"; Raise funds to build homes for American military personnel severely wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The foundation has built over 36 homes for veterans who have sacrificed 2, 3 or even all 4 limbs in IED explosions, been severely burned, or have been paralyzed. A home is being worked on now for WNY Marine Cpl. Mark O'Brien, who was injured in Iraq when his Humvee was hit by an RPG during an insurgent attack. Cpl. Mark O'Brien will be present at this event. This event is expected to attract 500 runners.

Primary Staging Time: 8:00 A.M.

Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department
511 Como Park Blvd.
Cheektowaga, New York -

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

The PGR will provide a Flag Line during the 15-minute Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 AM (National Anthem, Presentation of Colors, 9/11 Tribute.)
Then for the start of the 5-K race, PGR bikes will ride ahead of the runners for the first 1/2-mile. This will end our Mission.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or Service Branch flag of your choice.
Large bike flags are encouraged, please ensure they are properly placed and securely attached.

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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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