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

Robert B. Keir
United States Army - Vietnam Veteran

Ravena, New York - 02 Jan 2018


The family of Mr. Robert B. Keir has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Bob, 69, passed on Thursday, December 28, 2017.

Bob enlisted in the United States Army in January of 1966. He was trained as a construction equipment operator and aircraft and helicopter mechanic (MOS 67B20), and was assigned to the 114th Aviation Company, "Knights of the Air", Vinh Long Army Airfield, Vietnam. For his service, Bob was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device and the Aircraft Crewman Badge. He was Honorably discharged in January of 1969 at the rank of SP5 (T).

His full obituary can be viewed here:

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 Mr. Robert B. Keir, United States Army, Vietnam Veteran.

Primary Staging Time: 4:30 P.M.

Babcock Funeral Home
19 Pulver Ave.
Ravena, New York - 12143

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line during Calling Hours 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Extended forecast calls for highs only in the teens, so please dress appropriately. We will be rotating inside / outside, so dress in layers.

Interment services are scheduled for 10:00 AM on Wednesday, however, PGR involvement is limited to calling hours only.

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!

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