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

Michael S. Gluc, Veteran
US Army - WWII
West Seneca, New York - 21 Oct 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of another WWII Hero. Michael S. Gluc passed away on October 18th. He served Active Duty in the U.S. Army for 3 years from 1942-1945, with an MOS of 409-Medical Technician. Mr. Gluc served 2 years in the Pacific Theater with the Medical Detachment of the 32nd Infantry. His duties included assisting medical officers in administering treatment, first aid, blood transfusions, and medicine dispensary to sick and wounded soldiers. Mr. Gluc was involved in the Eastern Mandates, Southern Philippines and Ryukyus Campaigns, and was wounded in action on Leyte Island on 19 December 1944. Mr. Gluc was Honorably Discharged on 13 December 1945 with the rank of Technician 4th Grade. For his Heroic Service to our Nation, T4 Gluc was awarded: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/3 Campaign Stars and Bronze Arrowhead; Philippine Liberation Medal w/2 Bronze Stars; WWII Victory Medal. Mr. Gluc was also a proud participant in a Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight Mission.

Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M.

Hoy Funeral Home
3855 Seneca Street
West Seneca, New York - 14224

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family.
Prayer Service at the FH at 11:30 A.M.
Dignified Escort to St, John XXIII RC Church, Corner Harlem Road & Arcade Street, West Seneca, NY 14224.
Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 P.M., including Military Honors. Mission ends at the Church, no Cemetery.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and bring a beverage for hydration.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the exemplary WWII Service of Michael S. Gluc and to support his proud and loving 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, 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!

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