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 - Part 2

E. Wescott Mangine, Retired
WARRENSBURG, New York - 24 April 2017

The first part of this mission occurred on Jan 31 & Feb 01, 2017.

The Family of Major General (Ret.) E. Wescott Mangine has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence at his funeral visitation and Church services.

Narrative: Mr. Mangine graduated from Christian Brothers Academy, Niagara University - BS in History; Siena College -MS in Education; UAlbany -MS in Educational Administration. Mr. Mangine held four permanent educational certifications: Teaching English and Citizenship, Secondary School Principal, Superintendent of Schools and School District Administration. He served as Chief School Administrator with 27.5 years at Minerva Central School; at retirement was the longest tenured Superintendent of Schools in New York State.

He was passionate about the military, US Army, Army football and the American flag. Named for Adjutant General Westcott, “Wes” was a general in the US National Guard Reserves, retiring as a Major General. He received the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII. He received unit citations from the Reserve Officers Association and served at the US Army Logistics Management Center. He served as the US Military Academy West Point liaison, helping many young men and women enter West Point. Mr. Mangine received recognition from Governors Hugh Carey (1981) and Mario Cuomo (1986) for conspicuous service to the people of New York State. President Richard Nixon (1973) sent a Certificate of Appreciation to him for service to the USA. A flag flew over the US Capitol for his dedication. He received a sixty-four (64) year cont inuous membership certificate from the American Legion in July 2016. Mr. Mangine enthusiastically participated in the Honor Flight flying to Washington DC to visit the WWII memorial in October 2013.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud and honored to be able to stand for the life and service of Major General E. Wescott Mangine, United States Army World War II Veteran and Army Reserve National Guard, Retired.



Primary Staging Time: 11:30 A.M.
St. Cecilias Cemetery
Hudson Street
Warrensburg, New York
Ride Captain:
"Big Dan" Nolin

Special Instructions:

May need pallbearers

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

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