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

Richard E. Griffin, Veteran

Kenmore, New York - 06 Jan 2018


We have been requested to stand in Honor of another WWII Hero. Richard Edmond Griffin passed away on December 26th.

Mr. Griffin served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943-1946 with an MOS of 519-Painter, Aircraft. His Service included 12 months (1945-1946) in the Southwest Pacific Theater, and he participated in the Philippine Islands Campaign. Mr. Griffin was Honorably Discharged on 6 May 1946 with the rank of Corporal (E-4.) For his WWII Service to our Nation, CPL Griffin earned the following: American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal w/1 Campaign Star; WWII Victory Medal.

Primary Staging Time: 1:00 P.M.

Dengler Roberts Perna Funeral Home
3070 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, New York - 14217

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Memorial Service at the FH at 2:00 PM, with Military Honors.

This is a small Service with just family and close friends. Funeral Director Jack Attfield has made it clear that there is plenty of room for an indoor Flag Line, given the forecasted frigid temps.

Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or USMC flag. Please consider helping to Honor the USMC WWII Service of Richard Griffin, and to 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, SRC, R1

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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