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.





Short Notice
Honor Mission

Frederick T. Crossman, Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 27 and 29 Jan 2018


I am sad to report that we have lost yet another "Greatest Generation" hero. Mr. Frederick T. Crossman, 94, passed on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Born in Crown Point, NY, Frederick enlisted in the United States Army on September 18, 1942, after graduating from high school. He served as a Radio Operator, High Speed (MOS 766), and saw action in the Aleutian Islands, the Central Pacific (Kwajalein), Luzon (Philippines), New Guinea, Ryukyus and the Southern Philippines. For his service, Frederick was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, the Philippines Liberation Medal and the WWII Lapel Pin. He was Honorably discharged on October 5, 1945 at the rank of Technician Fourth Grade (TEC4 or T/4).

After the War, Frederick earned his Master's Degree and began a career as a math and science teacher at Wilsboro High School, and later at the North Country Community College as a math professor. Frederick was fortunate enough to have participated in the Spring 2017 Leatherstocking Honor Flight, and was very impressed by the escort and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in his sendoff and welcome home.

His full obituary can be viewed online at the Griswold Funeral Home website:

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to be able to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Frederick T. Crossman, "Greatest Generation" Hero.

Primary Staging Time: 09:15 A.M.

Griswold Funeral Home
1867 State St.
Schenectady, New York - 12304

Ride Captain:

Don Miller, Jr.

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of the family and visitors. Visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 AM, followed by Memorial Service.

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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 29 Jan, 2018
Staging #2 Time: 10:00 A.M.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871

Ride Captain:

Don Macomber

Special Instructions:

Interment with full military honors scheduled for 10:30 AM. Please stage quietly and be aware of any services already in progress. Please do not gather at the Visitor's Center.

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

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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 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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