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

1st Lt. Robert L. Mains
MULTI-CITY, New York - 29 Nov 2017


On 04/04/1945 Lt. Robert L .Mains was a pilot with the 714th Bombardment Sqd., 448th Bomb Group, 2nd Division on a bombing mission over Germany with 400 other bombers sent to destroy airfields in Germany. Mains aircraft, with a crew of ten, was attacked and went down near Hamburg, Germany. Now 72 years later, after his remains were found near the crash site and identified thru DNA, he is returning home. We now have the privilege to stand and honor this American hero.

Primary Staging Time: 5:00 P.M.

Airport Diner
Veterans Memorial Hwy. & Lakeland Ave.
Bohemia, New York -

Ride Captain:

Pete Jepson

Special Instructions:

We will meet at he staging area awaiting word from McArthur airport LEO to respond to the airport. We will then escort to Branch Funeral Home, 19 E. Main Smithtown, NY.

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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 02 Dec, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 8:45 A.M.

Branch Funeral Home
190 East Main St.
Smithtown, New York -

Ride Captain:

Pete Jepson

Special Instructions:

Family to arrive at 9 A.M.
After dignified transfer we will escort to Saint Philip & James Church, 454 Route 25a, Saint James, NY. After service we will escort to Calverton National Cemetery.
RCs Gene & Sue at CNC, Stage at 11:15 A.M. at the bathrooms behind administration for members responding directly there.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted by:
Pete J SRC

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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