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 Town of Guilderland has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in a Memorial Street Naming ceremony in honor of 1st Lt. Lanny G. Ladouceur, who was killed in action in Vietnam.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Guilderland Town Hall
5209 Western Tpk.
(Route 20)
Guilderland, NY

Ray Sestak

Staging at 2:15 PM with flag line for the arrival of family and guests.  Ceremony begins at 3:00 PM.

1st Lieutenant Lanny Guy Ladouceur was a graduate of St. John’s Academy of Rensselaer, and a 1968 graduate of Siena College ROTC.  In addition to his ROTC activities, Lt. Ladouceur, a Sociology major, compiled an impressive academic record and was active in all intramural sports.  While serving in the United States Army as a pilot with the 135th Assault Helicopter Company, Lt. Ladouceur was killed on 19 May, 1970 when the helicopter he was piloting was shot down by antiaircraft fire near Cai Ba, Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam.  The section of W. Lydius Street, from Church to Carman Road in Guilderland will be renamed in his honor.  Lt. Ladouceur’s mother, Marie, has been an active member of the Gold Star Mothers, Chapter 11 in the Capital District for many years.

The Patriot Guard Riders are truly honored to have been invited to stand for 1st Lt. Lanny G. Ladouceur, a local hometown hero.

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

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