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.

If you would rather mail in an order, click ORDER FORM.


Thank you.


PGR Members;

We have been requested to stand in Honor of Iraq War Veteran Joel W. Turner, who passed away on December 20th, at the much too young age of 43.  Mr. Turner served a total of 9 years Active Duty and 11 years Inactive Duty in the US Army.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Staging at 9:30 AM

Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company
329-333 West Main Street (Rt. 63)
Batavia, NY  14020
(Family scheduled to arrive shortly after 10:00 AM)

Memorial Service at 11:00 AM.  Military Honors at Service.  (No Cemetery, No Escort)

Joe Joyce

Mission Narrative:

Obituary:  Click here

Joel W. Turner first entered the US Army in August, 1991 and served 3 years Active Duty.  His MOS was 19D10 - Cavalry Scout, and he was stationed with the 177th Armored Brigade at Ft. Irwin, CA.  During this period, SPC Turner earned the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Rifle & Hand Grenade Qualification Badges.  SPC Turner was then transferred to the Army Reserves.  From 1999 thru 2012 Mr. Turner served 6 more years Active Duty and 6 years Reserves.  During this period his MOS was 88M20 - Motor Transport Operator.  He served a total of 24 months during 2 deployments in Iraq (2007-2009; 2010-2011.)  Mr. Turner was Honorably Discharged on 24 February 2012 with the rank of Sergeant (E-5.)  For his Service to our Nation, Sgt. Turner was awarded: Army Commendation Medal (3 Awards), Army Achievement Medal (2 Awards), Army Good Conduct Medal (2 Awards), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Awards), Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon (2 Awards).

Please do what you are able to ensure we have a good presence in Honor of Mr. Turner's long Service to our Nation, and to support his loving family.   Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or a US Army flag, and dress for the weather.

Thank you for your service to the PGRNY.

Don Higgins, SRC
PGRNY Region-1

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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