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.





Memorial Mission

9/11 Memorial Event

Williamsville, New York - 11 Sep 2017


Charles Williams, President of the Red Knights Chapter 47, has once again extended an invitation to the PGR to respectfully participate in this Commemoration, as we have for the past 5 years.

It is expected that this year's event will be even larger than last year's, with multiple Military, Veteran, Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement agencies, Honor Guards, and other groups. Wide news coverage is expected.

As before, we will be given the Honor of providing a Flag Line around the monument and along the sidewalk as the Red Knights arrive with the wreath, and during the Ceremony.

Primary Staging Time: 5:00 P.M.

Patriots & Heroes Park
(@ Russell Salvatore's)
6675 Transit Road
Williamsville, New York - 14222

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.

The bikes may report directly to the Ride Captain at the Park, cages should park in the large Insurance Co. parking lot on the north side of Russell Salvatores.

From Chapter 47 Pres. Charles Williams: "Once the event is over, we would be honored to shake hands and meet all who came. Please join us at the Hilltop Inn and Grove at 11389 Genesee Street. The Inn is about a ¼ mile west of Millgrove VFD. The owners, and honorary members of our chapter, James and Melissa have been huge supporters of our club and the motorcycling community in general and have opened their doors for us once again. We are here to honor our country and be sure that the sacrifices made by everyone on that day, and every day since are never forgotten. This event is free and open to anyone whether they ride or would just like to attend the ceremony so feel free to pass the word to your friends and 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
Position: Senior Ride 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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