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.

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Members,

It's that time of year again and the Blue Star Mother's have again requested our presence for their "Light of Love" tree-lighting ceremony in Canandaigua.

Stage: 12:30 PM  Sun, Dec 1st, 2013

Location: Kershaw Park gazebo, Lakeshore Dr., Canandaigua, NY

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The Patriot Guard Riders will form a flag line in front of the gazebo while members of the Armed Services place a star on the Christmas tree to represent the local men and women serving in each branch of the military.

This is a wonderful ceremony that the PGR has been invited to for the past few years and the Blue Star Mothers have been very appreciative of our participation.

Bring your American flags to fly, but feel free to bring flags for military branches, POW/MIA, PGR, etc., as well. I have flags for the Army, Navy, USMC and Air Force if anyone would like to use them (you'll need a pole), just let me know. Anyone have a Coast Guard flag? Bring it along. This ceremony is all about the community showing the Christmas spirit to those who protect us in the service of our country. 

Hope to see you all there and, as always, thank you for everything you do!

Scott Hayes
Ride Captain - Region 2
Patriot Guard Riders of New York
pgrnymodR2@gmail.com

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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