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.



***UPDATED - 07 December 2017 - 20:02 HRS***
This mission has been updated to include flag line
activity on Saturday, 09 December 2017. Details
shown below.

Honor Mission

Louis R. Podlaski
USAF, Vietnam Veteran

Rochester, New York - 08 and 09 Dec 2017


Robert Podlaski, PGR member Region 2, has requested the PGR to stand in honor of his father who recently passed in December. Mr. Podlaski served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Air Force and most recently attended Rochester Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Primary Staging Time: 1:30 P.M.

Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home
1411 Vintage Lane
Rochester, New York - 14626

Ride Captain:

Bill "Patch" Fuhrmann
For Visitation hours 2 - 4 PM

Greg Sheldon
For Visitation hours 6 - 8 PM

Special Instructions:

This portion of the mission is for flag line during visitation hours.

Flags & Water:

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

Staging #2 Time: 9:15 A.M.

Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home
1411 Vintage Lane
Rochester, New York - 14626

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Flag line at 9:30AM
Funeral Service starts at 10:00AM

Please dress for the weather.
The weather is going to be 35 degree and cloudy on Saturday. If you choose to ride please be careful due to weather

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
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:
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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