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.



 Note: Ride Captain has been added.  Updated Thurs., 09/28  5:22 PM

Honor Mission

Percy J. Allison, Jr.
USMC, WWII Veteran

Penn Yan, New York - 29 Sep 2017



We have been asked to stand in Honor of another of our Greatest Generation.  Percy J "Baldy" Allison served with the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater where he was injured in Guam during WWII. After the War, he worked as a meat cutter and manager at Loblaws and P & C Foods for many years. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Penn Yan Moose Lodge and Lakeside Country Club.

With such short notice, members are asked to monitor your email and the PGRNY website for updates.

Thank you all for what you do.

Primary Staging Time: 10:15 A.M.

Townsend Funeral Home
201 E Elm St,
Penn Yan, New York - 14527

Ride Captain:

Bruce Forsyth

Special Instructions:

Please form a Flag Line no later than 10:30 am.

There is a graveside service but without an RC no escort allowed. Please proceed as individuals to the cemetery ahead of the Funeral Procession if inclined to do so:

Lakeview Cemetery
426 Court St.
Penn Yan, NY 14527

Please also assign a PGR experienced member to speak with the Funeral Director for adequate communication. Also please contact me at 585-202-0490 at 10:20 am on Friday with assigned PGR member if an RC is not there.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Nigel Heaton
Position: Assistant State Captain

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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