As we are approaching the holiday season, it's an excellent time to remember our fallen and their ultimate sacrafice; another way to remember them is to sponsor a wreath.  Sponsoring a wreath through Wreaths Across America is easy.  Whether at Saratoga National Cemetery or another cemetery where you wish to have a wreath placed. Just click on the image to enter Wreaths Across America.  Simply click on the DONATE at the bottom of their page.  Thank you.

The Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern New York have once again been granted Group Sponsorship status within the Wreaths Across America organization. So what does our Group Sponsorship status mean? Well for every two wreaths that are ordered - using our group code – Wreaths Across America will donate another wreath - we get 3 for 2. 


To sponsor a wreath at Saratoga National Cemetery click HERE.

If you would rather mail in an order, click ORDER FORM.


Thank you.


Honor Mission

Robert J. Barrett, Veteran

USN - Korea

Hamburg, New York - 21 Mar 2017



We have been requested to stand in Honor of U.S. Navy Veteran Robert J. Barrett of Cassadaga, who passed away on March 15th. Mr. Barrett served from 1948-1952, including service as a Fireman Apprentice aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) during the Korean War. The USS Valley Forge was the flagship of the U.S. 7th Fleet during the war, and received 8 Battle Stars for its Korean War Service. Mr. Barrett was Honorably Discharged on 18 February 1952. Among his many decorations and awards are: Combat Action Ribbon; Navy Unit Commendation Medal; Navy Occupation Medal (Korea), National Defense Service Medal; Korea Service Medal w/Multiple Stars; United Nations Korean Service Medal; Korea Presidential Unit Citation; Republic of Korea War Service Medal. As you will note in the obituary, Mr. Barrett was also very active in the American Legion, VFW, and AMVETS.


Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the US Naval & Korean War Service of Robert J. Barrett, and to support his loving and proud family.

Don Higgins
Senior Ride Captain
PGRNY Region-1


Primary Staging Time: 08:00 A.M.
John J. Kaczor Funeral Home
5453 Southwestern Blvd.
Hamburg, New York - 14075
Ride Captain:
Bob Woodward
Special Instructions:
Prayer Service at 8:45 AM.
Escort to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4263 St. Francis Drive, Hamburg, NY.

Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM.
Escort to Lakeside Memorial Cemetery, 4973 Rogers Road, Hamburg, NY.

Interment with Full Military Honors.

Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag, or a US Navy flag. Dress for the weather, and ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.

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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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wHOTH Assistance Flyer

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month.  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 Donate Items section and either call us at 585-866-1747 or fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form.  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.

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Oct 2017 ROC WarehouseFlyer