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.



The family has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to stand for Mr. Lawrence W. Berben, United States Army Veteran.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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

Ray Sestak

Staging at 09:00 AM for the arrival of family.  After services, members will escort to:

Blessed Sacrament Church
607 Central Ave.
Albany, NY

Upon completion of the 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial, members will escort to:

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

Interment with full military honors is scheduled for 1:30 PM, 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. Berben served proudly in the United States Army, and was a Vietnam Veteran.  He served in-country as an Infantry Individual Fire Crewman with a mortar squad and was trained as an Armored Personnel Carrier Driver.  For his service, he was awarded the Air Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.  He also earned the 1st Class Gunner Badge for expertise with M-79, 81 mm Mortar, Rifle and Pistol, and attained the rank of Specialist 4th Class.  After being honorably discharged, Mr. Berben worked as a Machinist and Value Engineer for the Watervliet Arsenal.

The Patriot Guard Riders are honored to be able to stand for the life and service of Mr. Lawrence W. Berben.

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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