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

John G. Leutze, Sr.,
US Army, WWII Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 20 Sep 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the exemplary WW-II Service of John G. Leutze, Sr. of East Amherst, NY, who passed away on September 12th.

Mr. Leutze served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946, and was attached to Company E, 104th Infantry Regiment. His MOS was 256-Welder Combination, and he saw action in both the European and Pacific Theaters. Mr. Leutze was Honorably Discharged on 17 January 1946 with the rank of Technician 5th Grade. For his Service to our Nation, T/5 Leutze was awarded:

Bronze Star Medal; Two (2) Purple Heart Medals; Army Good Conduct Medal; Army Combat Infantryman Badge; American Campaign Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/2 Campaign Stars; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; WW-II Victory Medal; NYS Conspicuous Service Cross Medal.


Primary Staging Time: 7:45 A.M.

Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home
1671 Maple Road
Williamsville, New York - 14221

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Assemble at the FH, to provide Dignified Escort across the street to St. Gregory the Great RC Church, 200 St. Gregory Circle.

Mass of Christian Burial at 8:45 A.M.
No Escort afterwards.

Part-1 of this Mission ends after the Mass.
(Burial with Military Honors will occur later in the day.)

Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and bring a beverage for hydration.

Please do what you're able to help Honor the exemplary WW-II Service of Mr. Leutze, and to support his loving and proud family.

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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 20 Sep, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 1:00 P.M.

Garland Cemetery
7743 Ridge Road West (Route 104.)
Brockport, New York - 14420

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of hearse, family and friends.
Burial with Military Honors at 2:00 P.M.

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, and dress for the weather.

Please do what you're able to help provide final Honors to WW-II Veteran John G. Leutze, and to support his proud and loving family.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Don Higgins
Position: Senior Ride Captain, R1

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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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