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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Special Event

"M-1 For Vets Presentation"
East Aurora F&G Club
East Aurora, New York - 20 May 2017



Each year, the East Aurora Fish & Game Club makes special presentations of M-1 Garand Rifles to deserving Military Veterans who have been wounded in combat action.  PGR has had the honor during past presentations to stand a Flag Line and be present to thank these Heroes in person for their sacrifices. 

This year's two recipients are: 

USMC Sgt. Lorne Lemieux, 1966-67, 3rd BN, 26th Marines, wounded 24 January 1967 near Hue City, Vietnam. 

USMC LCpl. Nathan Timblin, MOS 0311, 2005-06, Co. I, 3rd BN, 25th Marines, wounded in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom.



Primary Staging Time: 12:00 P.M.

    East Aurora Fish & Game Club

    1018 Luther Road

    East Aurora, NY  14052


 Ride Captain:

Don Becker

Special Instructions:

    Presentation of M-1 Garand Rifles is scheduled for 1:00 PM.
    Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or USMC flag, and dress for the weather.
    Please try to support this Special Event in Honor of these Wounded Warriors.

    PGR Members are invited to attend the luncheon at the clubhouse following the Presentation.

Flags & Water:

    Flags WILL NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.

    If You Have Large Bike Flags, Please Bring Them

    Water WILL Be Provided.


Don Higgins

Senior Ride Captain

PGRNY Region-1


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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