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.





Honor Mission

Peter H. Wilson
US Army Veteran

Gloversville, New York - 07 Oct 2017


The family of Mr. Peter H. Wilson has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.

Born on November 7, 1928 in Johnstown,Mr. Wilson was a Class of 1947 graduate of Johnstown High School, and served on active duty in the United States Army from 22 September, 1950 to 25 September, 1952. He was Honorably discharged at the rank of Private First Class.

Peter was the owner and operator of the Rainbow Restaurant in Johnstown from 1956 to 2006. Mr. Wilson was of the Greek Orthodox faith, a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Schenectady. He was a 50 plus year member of the St. Patrick’s Lodge # 4 and the Cyprus Temple Shriners, Adirondack Chapter. Peter was also a 65 plus year member of the Broadalbin American Legion and was a member of the Post’s Firing Squad. Mr. Wilson was a 50 plus year member of the Johnstown Eagles and the Fort Plain Elks Club. He was also a member of the Johnstown Lions Club since 1965 and was District Governor from 1977-78.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Peter H. Wilson, proud United States Army veteran.

Primary Staging Time: 09:15 A.M.

St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church
70 Washington Street
Gloversville, New York - 12078

Ride Captain:

Paul Orzolek

Special Instructions:

Staging at the church with flag line for the arrival of the family. Services scheduled for 10:00 AM. Following church services, PGR will lead the escort approximately 2 miles to the cemetery for interment with full military honors:

Fern Dale Cemetery
North Perry Street
Gloversville, NY 12078

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: Ray Sestak
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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