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.


Honor - Thomas R. Griffin, Veteran
USN - Korean War Era
Cheektowaga, New York
20 Jan 2017

About the Mission:
We have been requested by the family of US Navy Veteran Thomas R. Griffin to stand in Honor of his Service to our Nation during the Korean War. In addition to his Naval Service, Mr. Griffin is a Gold Star Grandfather. His grandson - US Army PFC Travis Krege - served with the 25th Infantry Division in Iraq, and was Killed in Action by a roadside bomb on 6 December 2006. Travis' parents - Sandy & Michael Krege - are PGR members, and they specifically requested our presence for her Dad's Memorial Service.

Mission Narrative:


Thomas R. Griffin entered the US Navy on 22 January 1952. He served 4 years active duty, including over 3 years in Sea Service aboard the USS Bergall (SS-320), a Balao-Class Submarine. His Naval Rating was IC2 (Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class (Petty Officer 2.) IC2 Griffin was Honorably Discharged on 6 January 1956, and was awarded: US Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (Europe.)

Primary Staging Details: 20 Jan 2017

Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.
Cheektowaga Baptist Church
670 Dick Road
Cheektowaga, New York - 14225
Map URL:

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Memorial service at 11:00 AM.
No escort, no cemetery service.

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


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