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

1SG Christopher Jay Clark
US Army (Retired), WOT Veteran

Fort Edward, New York - 14-15 Dec 2017


We have been requested by the family of Christopher Jay Clark to participate in his military honors funeral services. Christopher, 46, passed on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Born in Glens Falls, Chris attended Argyle Central School and later graduated from Marana High School in Tucson, Arizona. In 1989, he enlisted in the US Army and for his service, was awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), NATO Medal, UN Medal, Air Assault Badge, Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge. He was Honorably discharged at the rank of First Sergeant (E8).

  Portions of this narrative are contained in Chris' obituary provided by the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, available for viewing here:

The Patriot Guard Riders will be there to render, Honor, Dignity and Respect for the life and service of First Sergeant Christopher Jay Clark.

Primary Staging Time: 4:30 P.M.

M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home
82 Broadway
Fort Edward, New York - 12828

Ride Captain:

Bruce Barger

Special Instructions:

Calling hours are from 5 - 7 PM. Single digit temps are forecast for later in the evening, so please dress appropriately.

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 DETAILS: 15 Dec, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 09:15 A.M.

St. Joseph's Church
164 Broadway
Fort Edward, New York - 12828

Ride Captain:

"Big Dan" Nolin

Special Instructions:

After the 10:00 AM Funeral Mass, PGR will escort to the cemetery for interment with full military honors:

St. Joseph's Cemetery
Burgoyne Ave.
Fort Edward NY 12828

Please dress for the 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


Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only. The ROC HOTH Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month unless otherwise posted.

Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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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 Request 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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