As we are approaching the holiday season, it's an excellent time to remember our fallen and their ultimate sacrafice; another way to remember them is to sponsor a wreath.  Sponsoring a wreath through Wreaths Across America is easy.  Whether at Saratoga National Cemetery or another cemetery where you wish to have a wreath placed. Just click on the image to enter Wreaths Across America.  Simply click on the DONATE at the bottom of their page.  Thank you.

The Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern New York have once again been granted Group Sponsorship status within the Wreaths Across America organization. So what does our Group Sponsorship status mean? Well for every two wreaths that are ordered - using our group code – Wreaths Across America will donate another wreath - we get 3 for 2. 


To sponsor a wreath at Saratoga National Cemetery click HERE.

If you would rather mail in an order, click ORDER FORM.


Thank you.




Honor Mission

Chief Thomas J.Roche (Ret.)
US Army Veteran and LEO

Gates, New York - 17 Oct 2017


At the request of family & the Town of Gates New York, we have been requested to stand in honor of Chief Thomas J. Roche, retired Town of Gates Police Chief. Mr. Roche served several years in the Army Reserve during the Vietnam Era, during which was activated for many months during his military service. Chief. Roche served his community for a total of 42 years in law enforcement starting in 1964 with the Rochester Police Department then as Chief of the Gates Police Department until his retirement. Chief Roche was Monroe County's longest-serving police chief when he retired in May 2006.

Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.

St. Jude Church
4100 Lyell Road
Gates, New York - 14604

Ride Captain:

Bill "Patch" Fuhrmann

Special Instructions:

The family and Gates police are requesting we park all motorcycles directly on Lyell Road in front of the church along with the police/fire/ambulance vehicles. We expect MANY agencies to attend so safety is utmost.

There are NO calling hours, flag line only at the church then escort to Holy Ghost Cemetery 220 Coldwater Road in the town of Gates 14624.

I kindly request that those who may have vest patches with possible offensive phrases / words please cover for this mission. Please be alert to possible short notice changes as I'm working with multiple groups & agencies for this mission. Weather 60's no precipitation forecasted.

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: Bill "Patch" Fuhrmann
Position: Ride Captain

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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wHOTH Assistance Flyer

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area HOTH Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC HOTH Warehouse will be picking up and delivering on November 18, 2017.  The second Saturday is Veterans Day and many PGRNY events are scheduled for that day.  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 Donate Items section and either call us at 585-866-1747 or fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form.  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.

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