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

Edwin C. "Ed" Prouty
US Army - US Navy Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 20 Dec 2017


The family of Edwin C. "Ed" Prouty has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Ed, 58, passed on December 15, 2017.

Born in North Hornell and a resident of Birdsall during his younger years, Ed was a graduate of Dansville Central School, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and the US Navy.

He was a recipient of the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal and the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, and was Honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant.

After his military service, Ed was self-employed as a truck driver and owned and operated Spiritual Traveler Transport in Hornell.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in his obituary, available for viewing on the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home website at: http://www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralho....php?OBID=1058

Primary Staging Time: 09:30 A.M.

Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home
285 Main St.
Hornell, New York - 14843

Ride Captain:

Skip Merrcik

Special Instructions:

Calling hours 10:30 - 12:00 Noon followed by a Funeral service. Interment service scheduled for 2:00 PM at:

Bath National Cemetery
San Juan Avenue
Bath, NY 14810

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: Skip Merrick
Position: Ride Captain, 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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