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

Walter Skierczynski, Veteran
Buffalo, New York - 25 Sep 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of a another Hero of WWII. Walter Skierczynski served in the US Army Infantry from 1943-1945. As a Rifleman In the European Theater of Operations, he fought with the 179th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division in Italy in the following Campaigns: Central Europe, Naples- Foggia, and Rome-Arne. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for Meritorious front line Service. At some point in early 1944 his family was notified that he was Missing in Action. Later the family was notified that PFC Skierczynski had been Killed in Action and buried. It wasn't until some time later that it was determined that he was a German POW. He was a prisoner for 15 months. For his Heroic Service to our Nation, PFC Skierczynski was awarded: Bronze Star Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Arrowhead and 4 Campaign Stars; WWII Victory Medal; Prisoner of War Medal.


Primary Staging Time: 8:45 A.M.

Buszka Funeral Home
2005 Clinton Street
Buffalo, New York - 14206

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Provide Flag Line for Prayer Service at 9:30 AM.
Provide Dignified Escort to nearby St. Bernard's RC Church, 1990 Clinton Street, for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM.
Followed by Escort to St. Matthews Cemetery for Burial with Military Honors.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and bring a beverage for hydration in the expected hot weather.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the Heroic WWII Service of Walter Skierczynski and to support his very 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, Reg-1


ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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 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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