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

Carmen J. Rutolo, Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 08 Jan 2018


The family of Carmen J. "Carm" Rutolo has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Carm, 82, passed on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Born and educated in Rensselaer, NY, Carm entered the United States Army in April of 1957. He attended training at the Army's Southeastern Signal School, Fort Gordon Georgia and was later stationed at Fort Dix in New Jersey. He was Honorably discharged in July of 1962 at the rank of Sergeant (E-5).

Carm was employed as a truck driver for the Zappala Block Co, and served as Chief of Police for the Town of Poestenkill. He was a Lifetime member of the Rensselaer County Law Enforcement Association.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in his obituary, available for viewing on the Morris-Stebbins-Miner & Sandvidge Funeral Home website at: http://morrisstebbinsminersanvidgefu...#tribute-start

The Patriot Guard Riders are honored to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Carmen J. Rutolo, United States Army Veteran and Law Enforcement Officer.

Primary Staging Time: 09:00 A.M.

Our Lady of Victory Church
55 N. Lake Ave.
(Corner of Marshland Ct.)
Troy, New York - 12180

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Staging at the church with flag line for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Mass of Christian Burial scheduled for 09:30 AM, followed by interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rensselaer.

Extended weather forecast calls for high in the lower 30's. 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!

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