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.





Honor Mission

Paul A. Koren Sr.
US Army Veteran and Firefighter

Albany, New York - 14 Sep 2017


The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to participate in the military honors funeral services of Paul A. Koren Sr.

Paul A. Koren Sr, 81, entered Eternal Life Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Born in Albany, Paul served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany.

He graduated from Vincentian Institute in 1954 and went on to enhance his education through New York State funded college courses. He was employed by New York State in many positions from 1959-1993, and was also a long serving part-time employee of McVeigh Funeral Home, Albany. Paul was a former member of Capital District Baseball and Softball Umpires Association, and played softball for many years. He was a member of the North Albany Joseph E. Zaloga American Legion Post, and lifetime member of the Colonie Village Fire Department.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and honor the life and service of Mr. Paul A. Koren.

Primary Staging Time: 11:00 A.M.

McVeigh Funeral Home
208 N. Allen St.
Albany, New York - 12206

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home for the arrival of family. Funeral services will be conducted on site at 11:30 AM. There will be no church service.

Following services, PGR will escort to cemetery for interment services with full military honors:
Our Lady of Angels Cemetery
1389 Central Ave,
Albany, NY 12205

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: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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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