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

Joseph M. Micare, Veteran

USMC - Vietnam

Albany, New York - 10 Apr 2017



The family of Mr. Joseph Michael Micare, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam veteran has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence at his military honors funeral services.

Joseph “Joe” M. Micare, 68, of Albany, NY, passed away peacefully at Albany Medical Center on April 5, 2017. He was born in Albany, NY on May 28, 1948 and, after graduating from Cardinal McCloskey High School, enlisted in the United State Marine Corps where he proudly served his country in Vietnam. His MOS was 0341, Mortar Man. For his service, Joe was awarded the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/three Bronze Stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and an Expert Badge with the M14 Rifle. Joe was Honorably discharged on 20 June, 1969 at the rank of Lance Corporal (E3).

Following his Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps, Joe had a career in the telecommunications field starting with the New York Telephone Company and retiring from Avaya.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for, and display honor dignity and respect for the life and service of Joseph M. Micare, proud United States Marine and Vietnam Veteran. Semper Fi, Marine!


Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.
McVeigh Funeral Home
208 N. Allen St.
Albany, New York - 12206
Ride Captain:
Mike Hogan
Special Instructions:
Staging at the funeral home at 08:30 for the arrival of family. After brief service, PGR will escort to:

Parish of Mater Christi
40 Hopewell St.
Albany, NY 12208

Special Note: Family has requested 2 PGR members to act as pall bearers, if at all possible.

Upon completion of church services, PGR will escort to cemetery for interment with full military honors:

Our Lady of Angels Cemetery
1389 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12205
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

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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