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

Jack E. Brown, Jr.
USN Veteran

Livonia, New York - 08 Nov 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the U.S. Naval Service of Jack E. Brown, Jr. who passed away unexpectedly on November 2nd at the young age of 48. Mr. Brown served 4 years active duty from 1989-1993, with a Primary Specialty of Pharmacy Technician. He was stationed at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and was Honorably Discharged on 26 December 1993 with the rating of Hospitalman (HN) (E-3.) HN Brown was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, and through higher education went on to achieve the position of Department Chair of Pharmacy Practice at St. John Fisher College.


Primary Staging Time: 09:00 A.M.

Kevin Dougherty Funeral Home
21 Big Tree Street
Livonia, New York - 14487

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Assemble at the FH in preparation for providing a Dignified Escort of Mr. Brown and his family to:

St. Matthew's Catholic Church
6591 Richmond Mills Road
(Rt. 20A)
Livonia, NY

Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. Military Honors to be rendered at the church after Mass. No Cemetery.

Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag and dress for the weather.

Thank you for your efforts to help Honor the Naval Service of Jack Brown, Jr. and to support his loving and grieving 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
Position: SRC, Region 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

 (click on flyer to download)

wHOTH Assistance Flyer