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

Gaston Sioui, Jr., Veteran
USA - Vietnam

Schuylerville, New York - 20 Dec 2017


The Family of Gaston Sioui, Jr. has requested PGR participation in his military honors funeral services. He was 69 years old. He passed away on December 11th.
Born on September 23, 1948 in Corinth, he was the son of the late Lilianne (Bedard) Sioui and Gaston J. Sioui, Sr.

On May 26, 1973 he married Helena Clements. Helena passed away on April 19, 2000 following 27 years of marriage.

He proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he began a 20+ year career at General Electric Company in Fort Edward as a treat operator.

In his "retirement", Gaston worked the barbeque at the Painted Pony Rodeo for many years.

Gaston was a member and past commander of the Hudson Sacandaga V.F.W. Post 5836, Hadley as well as a member of the William J. Varney American Legion Post 862, Lake Luzerne.

He enjoyed motorcycles, car shows, collecting, hunting, fishing and he loved his dog Dusty.
Portions of the narrative above are contained in Gaston's obituary, online at:

Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd.
Schuylerville, New York -

Ride Captain:

Dan Nolin

Special Instructions:

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Sgt. Gaston J. Sioui Jr. US ARMY

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:
Dan Nolin

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.

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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:

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Rochester, NY 14612

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