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

Vincent S. Janenka, Veteran


Rensselaer, New York - 10 Jul 2017



The family of Mr. Vincent Stephen Janenka has requested Patriot Guard presence at his military honors funeral services. Vincent, age 95, passed away in God’s peace on July 5, 2017.

Born in the old South End of Albany, Vincent later moved to Rensselaer and graduated from Rensselaer High School in 1939. He answered the call of his country after the outbreak of the 2nd World War, enlisting in the United States Navy. He served in the Pacific Theatre at Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, and at Noumea, New Caledonia, as well as other locations. He achieved the rank of Petty officer 1st Class. For his service, he was awarded the US Navy Good Conduct Medal, the WWII Victory Medal, WWII American Campaign Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.

After the war, Vincent worked for the United States Postal Service as a clerk and supervisor, primarily at the Pine Station in Albany. Vincent was a near lifelong Parishioner of the Catholic Church in Rensselaer, and a life member of the Knights of Columbus, life member of the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of "Greatest Generation" hero, Vincent S. Janenka.


Primary Staging Time: 09:15 A.M.
Lyons Funeral Home
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York - 12144
Ride Captain:
Don Macomber
Special Instructions:
Staging at the funeral home for the arrival of the family. After a brief service, PGR will escort to:

St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph
53 Herrick Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Following the conclusion of the 10:00 AM service, PGR will escort to:

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Holy Sepulchre Rd
Rensselaer, NY 12144
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.

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

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