As we are approaching the holiday season, it's an excellent time to remember our fallen and their ultimate sacrafice; another way to remember them is to sponsor a wreath.  Sponsoring a wreath through Wreaths Across America is easy.  Whether at Saratoga National Cemetery or another cemetery where you wish to have a wreath placed. Just click on the image to enter Wreaths Across America.  Simply click on the DONATE at the bottom of their page.  Thank you.

The Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern New York have once again been granted Group Sponsorship status within the Wreaths Across America organization. So what does our Group Sponsorship status mean? Well for every two wreaths that are ordered - using our group code – Wreaths Across America will donate another wreath - we get 3 for 2. 


To sponsor a wreath at Saratoga National Cemetery click HERE.


Thank you.

Blue Star Family:  Families of military personnel currently serving in the armed forces.  

Cage: Cars, trucks or any vehicle with more than 3 wheels.   

Escort:  Traveling on motorcycle or in a cage as part of the PGR group from one destination to another.

Flag Line:  Members standing in a line holding an American flag.

Gold Star Family:  Families of military personnel who have died in combat from World War II through present days.

HOTH:  Help on the Homefront.  See website section for complete information.

KSU:  Kick Stands Up.  The designated time to leave a particular location.

LRC:  Lead Ride CaptainIf more than one Ride Captain is present on the mission, the Lead Ride Captain is in charge of coordinating and providing instructions.   He is the "go to" person at the mission.

Mission:  Any number of ways PGRNY honors veterans.   Missions vary greatly and can include standing flag lines or providing escorts to veterans for such diverse events as calling hours, gravesite services, the return of Honor Flight  veterans and active military personnel, ceremonies honoring veterans, etc.

PGRNY:  Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc.

RC:  Ride Captain.  Certain persons within the PGR organization who are responsible for coordinating and leading missions.  

Region:  PGRNY is made up of 9 regions, with the regions being made up of groupings of adjoining counties.   See PGRNY-Leadership for a breakdown of New York State by Region.

ROC:  Rochester area.  ROC used in connection with the ROC HOTH Warehouse encompasses delivering furniture to qualifying veterans within Monroe County.  Qualifying veterans outside of Monroe County must have a means to pick up furniture from the ROC HOTH Warehouse.

Staging Area:  The place designated for members to meet prior to a Mission to get last minute updates and instructions.   

Stand Down:  The mission has been called off or canceled.

Sweep:  The last rider or cage in an event or mission ride.  Also may be referred to as a Tail Gunner, responible for all bikes in front and closes the ride column.

Tail Gunner:  The last rider or cage in an event or mission ride.  Also may be referred to as a Sweep, responible for all bikes in front and closes the ride column.

VRP:  Veteran Recovery Program.  See website section for complete information.

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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Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area HOTH Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC HOTH Warehouse will be picking up and delivering on November 18, 2017.  The second Saturday is Veterans Day and many PGRNY events are scheduled for that day.  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 Donate Items section and either call us at 585-866-1747 or fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form.  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.

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