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

Paul R. Fowler
US Navy, Korean War Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 03 Jan 2018


The family of Paul Raymond Fowler has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Mr. Fowler passed on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

Born in Troy, NY, Paul worked as an electrician at General Electric prior to joining the United States Navy on 13 December, 1951. He served aboard the USS Prichett (DD-561), a Fletcher-class destroyer, working in the Fire Control Radar field. For his service, Paul was awarded the Korean Service Medal w/2 Bronze Stars and was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Seaman (E-3) on 17 October 1953.

After the War, Paul was employed by General Electric and as a supervisor for National Grid, retiring in 1988.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in the obituary on the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home website, viewable here:

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life of service of Mr. Paul R. Fowler, United States Navy Korean War Veteran.

Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M.

Calvary United Methodist Church
15 Ridge Place
Latham, New York - 12110

Ride Captain:

Steve Flubacher

Special Instructions:

Staging at the church with flag line for arrival of family and guests, with services scheduled for 11:00AM. Interment with military honors immediately following at:

Memory Gardens Cemetery and Memorial Park
983 Watervliet Shaker Rd.
Albany, NY 12205

Extended forecast calls for highs in the teens. Please dress appropriately.

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: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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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