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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Dedication Mission

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Romulus, New York - 14 Oct 2017


The PGR has been requested to attend a dedication ceremony for the installation of a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 6632 Rt. 96A, Romulus, NY. Honored guest and speaker will be Woody Williams (age 94) Medal of Honor recipient from Iwo Jima. Woody will be there along with others for this wonderful dedication. This is indeed an honor for the PGR to be requested.

Primary Staging Time: 1:15 P.M.

Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery
6632 Rt. 96A
Romulus, New York - 14541

Ride Captain:

Bill "Patch" Fuhrmann

Special Instructions:

Stage just inside the main gate on the right side of the road leaving room for family & friends to pass.

Dedication ceremony time 2:00 P.M. lasting approx. 50 minutes. I will pre-stage at 11:00 A.M. at the corner of route 332 & 96 in Farmington, NY and KSU 11:15 SHARP. Head south to Canandaigua then to Geneva to Romulus. As always, be alert to updates or changes. I do ask those who have patches on their vests or jackets with possible offensive words or comments to cover for this event with tape, I thank you for this request.

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 Patch Fuhrmann

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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