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.

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The family of Mr. Joseph R. Van Der Linden has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his funeral and military honors ceremonies.

Monday, January 9, 2017

McVeigh Funeral Home
208 N. Allen St.
Albany, NY

Staging 08:00 AM for the arrival of family.

Bill Ryan

Dignified transfer will take place at approximately 08:30 AM, with escort to:

All Saints Catholic Church
16 Hempstead Ave.
Albany, NY

Upon conclusion of church services, members will escort to:

Gerald B.H. Solomon
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY

Interment scheduled for 11:00 AM, Interment Shelter 2.  For those members staging directly at the cemetery, please stage quietly at Shelter 1 and be aware of any services in progress.

Mr. Joseph R. Van Der Linden passed on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Born in Albany, he joined the US Navy Reserve in April of 1954  He was activated in July of 1955, serving aboard the USS Norris (DDE 859), a Gearing Class Destroyer.  During his service, he attained the rank of Seaman (E3), and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for the life and service of Mr. Joseph R. Van Der Linden.
Ray Sestak
Assistant State Captain
Eastern Region, PGRNY

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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