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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HOTH Mission

DHL Trees For Troops

Oceanside, New York - 04 Dec 2107


DHL Cargo Airlines has invited us to their 14th annual Trees for Troops event. The festivities start out at Dee's Nursery in Oceanside at 9:45 am sharp. There will be a ceremony taking place at Dee's followed by a police escort to JFK to the DHL Cargo Building where we will help load one of the tractor trailers full of trees onto the plane. We plan on leaving Dee's at 11:00am and arriving at JFK at 11:45am. There will be a short ceremony at DHL as soon as Santa Claus himself arrives via DHL Helicopter. After the trees are loaded we are invited for lunch in the DHL building upstairs. Please have photo id with you if you plan on going inside for lunch.
Also if you know you are coming, I need you to email me your name only by 12/1/17 at noon the very latest as they need to order the food. Please email me at: I have attended this event the last 4 years and I can tell you it is a lot of fun.

Primary Staging Time: 9:30 A.M.

Dee's Nursery
69 Atlantic Ave.
Oceanside, New York -

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

From DHL:
DHL has teamed up with Dees’ Nursery and the New York community to donate and deliver hundreds of Christmas trees and thousands of holiday letters, menorahs, decorations and gifts to U.S. servicemen and women serving their country abroad through the ‘DHL Operation Holiday Cheer’ charitable program. The special holiday shipment will receive a send-off celebration on Monday, December 4, from the New York area nursery and will be loaded onto an aircraft at the DHL gateway facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport. DHL will deliver the trees and holiday items to U.S. servicemen and women serving their country in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Bahrain. Local community and veterans groups, schools and Nassau County dignitaries will help send off the shipment of holiday cheer – along with a special appearance by Santa bearing DHL gifts and the USO Show Troupe. A procession of local police departments arrive at DHL’s JFK gateway with the shipment of trees, holiday items and thousands of letters for U.S. troops serving in the Middle East. The shipment will be loaded by DHL employees, VFW, military and law enforcement personnel, and members of the community.

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.
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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


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