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

Dean C. Gray

US Navy - WWII Veteran

Albany, New York - 28 Mar 2017



The family of Mr. Dean Carver Gray, a “Greatest Generation” United States Navy veteran, has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence at his military honors funeral services.

Mr. Dean Gray enlisted in the United States Navy in August,1944 at the age of 17. After receiving recruit training at USNTS Sampson in New York, he attended training schools at Davisville Naval Construction Battalion Center, R.I. and Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme in California. Upon completion of training, Dean was deployed as a United States Navy Seabee, and served in Okinawa. He was Honorably discharged in June of 1946 as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class and for his service, was awarded the American Theater Medal, the WWII Victory Medal and Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal.

After the War, he worked for GE in Schenectady, NY for 37 years in the Generator Division. Dean's greatest accomplishment was his family, and he was a role model to all of them. Dean was a very positive, optimistic person, who never complained or felt sorry for himself. Even during his final difficult days he was more concerned about others.

The Patriot Guard Riders will stand proudly, rendering dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Dean Carver Gray, proud United States Navy WWII Veteran.

Ray Sestak
Assistant State Captain
Eastern Region, PGRNY


Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.
Christ The King Church
20 Sumter Avenue
Albany, New York - 12203
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak
Special Instructions:
Staging is 08:30 at the church.  Members will form a flag line for the arrival of family. Calling Hours are 09:00 to 11:00, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Following the church services, interment with full military honors will take place at:

Memory Gardens
983 Watervliet Shaker Rd.
Albany, NY 12205

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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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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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