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 Memorial Mission

Town of Hoosick Tribute Flag Program

 Hoosick Falls, New York - 12 Aug 2017


On August 12, the Voice of a Vet program of Hoosick Falls, NY will hold its annual ceremony to recognize and honor the 102 Town of Hoosick servicemen who died while in service to our country. The Patriot Guard Riders have not only been invited to participate but will be one of the honorees that day.

From the event invitation:
"The event begins at 10:00 A.M. at Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church. From there we will proceed to St. Mary’s Cemetery for the flag raising ceremony honoring two veterans buried there (bus available from church at 9:45), then back to HFCAC about 11 A.M. for a recap of the Tribute Flag Program and recognitions. About 12 Noon we will walk cross lots to Maple Grove Cemetery for the dedication and recognition of the town's Adopt A Grave program. There will be pomp and circumstance with the Patriot Guard Riders, music and song by Hoosick Falls Community Band and Shari Hand, and more. Light refreshments will be served at the church when all is said and done. We are so grateful for all of those who have served our country, and have been blessed as we have seen community members, family, and friends rise up to honor our fallen heroes in a tangible way.

Let's have a great turnout for a program we have been intimately involved in for over three years now. There's more to come in the Spring (teaser).


Primary Staging Time: 9:30 A.M.
Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church.
484 Hill Rd.
PGR to arrive at location for:
10:00am - Event begins
Hoosick Falls, New York -
Ride Captain:
LRC - Bill Schaaf
ARC - Ray Sestak
Special Instructions:
Add'l Staging: - for those coming from the South and West, PGR can assemble at the Walmart Supercenter parking lot on Rt-7, Hoosick St, Town of Brunswick.
8:45am - KSU - PGR to arrive as a group at event location.
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.
Submitted by:
Bill Schaaf
Patriot Guard Riders NY - State Captain
Veteran Recovery Program - NY State Coordinator
PGR NY Board of Directors - President

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:
March 10
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!

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