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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Honor Mission

John J. Hurley, Veteran

USA - Vietnam

Stillwater, New York - 21 Apr 2017


The family of John J. Hurley has requested the presence of the Patriot Guard Riders in his military honors funeral.
John was born in the Bronx to Irish immigrants from Limmerick, Ireland. John proudly served with the US Army from 1966 - 1968. He served in Vietnam as a Specialist 5 in the 360th Transportation Company. John was a heavy vehicle driver hauling JP4 fuel driving thousands of miles on convoy operations. Upon leaving the Army, he worked for Western Electric/Verizon until he retired. John enjoyed animals, especially horses and even took care of Martha Stewart's horses for a few years. He was an avid skiier skiing the slopes of Killington, Vt. One of John's dreams was fulfilled by building a home in Vermont with his partner of 22 years. He was excellent in all trades, was known for his incredible sense of humor, his generosity and his quiet nature.

The Patriot Guard Riders will be there to render Honor, Dignity and respect for the life and service of "The Quietman" Spec-5 US Army John J. Hurley.


Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M.
Saint Peter's all Saint's Church
895 Hudson Ave (Route 4/32)
Stillwater, New York -
Ride Captain:
Dan Nolin
Patriot Guard Riders
Senior Ride Capt. R-4
Special Instructions:
Stage at 10:30, flag line for arrival of family service at 11:15.
Reform flag line for dignified transfer, then escort to:

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd
Schuylerville NY
for rite of committal service at 1:00 pm

Dan Nolin
Patriot Guard Riders
Senior Ride Capt. R-4
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

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:
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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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