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

Neil R. Heffernan
USAF, Korean War Era Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 14 Feb 2017

The family of Neil R. Heffernan has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend his military honors funeral services.

Narrative: Neil R. Heffernan passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was a United States Air Force Korean War Era veteran who served from September of 1953 to September of 1957. His MOS was 30352C – Aircraft Control & Warning Radar Repair Technician. Neil served one year in Japan, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Airman 2nd Class (E-3). For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

Following his service, Neil was a machinist at General Electric Co for many years. He was a life member of VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa and served on the Honor Guard at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Ballston Spa.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for the life and service of Neil R. Heffernan.

Ray Sestak
Assistant State Captain
Eastern Region, PGRNY


Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M.
Armer Funeral Home 39 East High Street
Ballston Spa, New York -
Ride Captain:
"Big Dan" Nolin
Special Instructions:
Staging at 10:30 for the arrival of family. Funeral service at 11:00, followed by dignified transfer and escort to the cemetery.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 14 Feb, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 12:15 P.M.
Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery 200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York -
Ride Captain:
"Big Dan" Nolin
Special Instructions:
Interment services scheduled for 12:30 PM. For those staging directly at Saratoga National, please do so quietly and be aware of any services in progress. Staging at Interment Shelter 1.

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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