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

William F. Sterner, Veteran

USA - Vietnam Era

Sanborn, New York - 21 Apr 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of US Army Veteran William F. Sterner of Sanborn, NY who passed away on April 14th. Mr. Sterner served from 1970-1972, and his MOS was 63B20 - Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. His service included 10 months in Germany with the 88th Heavy Extended Mobility (HEM) Company. Mr. Sterner was Honorably Discharged on 15 January 1972 with the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E-4.) For his Service during the Vietnam Era, SP4 Sterner was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Mr. Sterner was also a member of the Patriot Guard Riders of NY, Region-1, and the Greater Niagara American Legion Riders Post 1451. He also proudly rode in a 9/11 Memorial Ride to the three crash sites, and participated in the Build Brigade Building Homes for Veterans.


Primary Staging Time: 9:00 A.M.
Rhoney Funeral Home
5893 Hoover Road
Sanborn, New York - 14132
Ride Captain:
John Ben
Special Instructions:
Depart Funeral Home at 9:45 AM.
Escort to:
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
1073 Saunders Settlement Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14305.
Funeral Service at 10:30 AM.
Followed by Escort to:
Riverdale Cemetery
5605 Old Lewiston Road
Lewiston, NY 14092.
Burial with Military Honors.
Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the US Army Service of William Sterner, and to support his loving and grieving family.

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, and dress for the weather.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached for the 10-mile escort.

Don Higgins
Senior Ride Captain
PGRNY Region-1
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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