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

Beverly Jean Busenlehner, Veteran
Fredonia, New York - 04 Oct 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the U.S. Naval WAVES Service of Beverly J. Busenlehner, who passed away on September 30th. She served Active Duty from 1943-1945. Quoting from her granddaughter's Mission Request Form: "WWII Navy Veteran. Past Commander of Charles Tinley Memorial Chapter Disabled American Veterans Post 142. First woman Veteran treated at Buffalo VA Hospital. Also a advocate for Women to be seen at the BUFFALO VA. Helped establish the VA van service in Western NY. 52 year member of DAV post 47 in Jamestown, NY. Sang with USO. Was a Nurse and a Mortician assistant during WWII. Advocate for Veterans with Agent Orange. She also fought for legislation that in time allowed disabled veterans to collect their regular military pension as well as benefits for the disability they suffered in war. Oct 25,1980 was Declared Beverly Busenlehner Day in Dunkirk, NY for all of her work and achievements."
Of note, Mrs. Busenlehner married a WWII Marine, whom she met as her patient at the U.S. Naval Base Hospital in Portsmouth.

Primary Staging Time: 2:00 P.M.

Larson-Timko Funeral Home
20 Central Avenue
Fredonia, New York - 14063

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family & friends.
Calling Hours at the FH from 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Funeral Service with Military Honors by the Dunkirk Joint Veteran's Council at 6:00 P.M.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag, dress for the weather, and bring a beverage for hydration.
Please devote whatever time you are able to help Honor Mrs. Busenlehner's WWII Naval Service and life-long dedication to Veterans, and to support her 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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 05 Oct, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 10:00 A.M.

Larson-Timko Funeral Home
20 Central Avenue
Fredonia, New York - 14063

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Prepare for Dignified Escort, KSU approx. 11:00 A.M.
Escort approx. 58 miles to Elmlawn Cemetery, 3939 Delaware Avenue, Tonawanda, NY, 14217. Burial at 12:00 P.M with U.S. Naval & PGR Honors.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are unable to participate in this long escort, please consider assembling at the Cemetery at 11:30 A.M. to provide a Flag Line.
Please be prepared with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag and dress for the weather.
For those participating in the long escort, please ensure your bike is fueled up, and ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Thank you for your time and efforts to help Honor a True American Hero.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-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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