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 Mission

Albert J. Maynard Sr., Veteran

USMC LEO - Korea

Albany, New York - 09 Feb 2017



The family of Albert J. Maynard Sr., USMC, Korean War veteran has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence at his funeral and interment services.

Albert Maynard, Sr., 83, passed February 4, 2017 at home after a brief illness. He was born in Albany, NY where he resided for over 37 years before moving to Berne, NY. He was a Korean War Marine Corps veteran.

Mr. Maynard enjoyed flying, and held a commercial pilot's license, carrying many children on scenic flights sponsored by independent companies. Mr. Maynard was employed with the City of Albany Police Department as a detective, before becoming employed with the Albany County Social Services as an Inspector in the Legal Unit for the Commissioner's Office, and later the fraud unit.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for the life and service of Mr. Albert J. Maynard Sr.


Primary Staging Time: 08:15 A.M.
McVeigh Funeral Home
208 N. Allen St.
Albany, New York -
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak
Special Instructions:
Stage in funeral home parking lot.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 09 Feb, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 09:15 A.M.
Historic Church of St. Mary
on Capitol Hill
10 Lodge St.
Albany, New York -
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak

STAGING #3 DETAILS: 09 Feb, 2017

Staging #3 Time: 10:45 A.M.
Our Lady of Angels Cemetery
1389 Central Ave.
Albany, New York -
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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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wHOTH Assistance Flyer

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area HOTH Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC HOTH Warehouse will be picking up and delivering on November 18, 2017.  The second Saturday is Veterans Day and many PGRNY events are scheduled for that day.  If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Donate Items section and either call us at 585-866-1747 or fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form.  You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today!  Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.

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