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

Michael D. Lyons
USMC, Vietnam Veteran and LEO

Tonawanda, New York - 18 Dec 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of U.S. Marine Corps & Buffalo Police Department Veteran Michael D. Lyons, who passed away on December 10th at the age of 65.

Mr. Lyons served Active Duty in the USMC from 1971-1973, including 4 months in Vietnam. With an MOS of 0151-Admin. Clerk, Mr. Lyons was attached to Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, NC. He was Honorably Discharged on 14 July 1973 with the rank of Corporal (E-4), and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Meritorious Mast. Mr. Lyons went on to a career with the Buffalo Police Department, retiring as a Detective.


Primary Staging Time: 3:00 P.M.

Amigone Funeral Home
(Tonawanda Chapel)
2600 Sheridan Drive at Parker Blvd.
Tonawanda, New York - 14150

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

NOTE: Calling Hours are for extended hours on both Sunday & Monday. We will be covering the 4:00-9:00 period on Monday.

Police and Military Honors are scheduled in the 4:00-5:00 P.M. period.

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or USMC flag, and dress for the weather.

Please consider participating for whatever length of time you're able to, as we Honor the USMC and BPD Service of Michael Lyons, and support his loving family.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Don Higgins
Position: SRC, Region 1


Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only. The ROC HOTH Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month unless otherwise posted.

Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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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 Request 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

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