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

Ernest S. Chamberlin

US Army Veteran and Firefighter

MULTI-CITY, New York - 12 Jul 2017



Ernest Stephen Chamberlin passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Greenfield Center and lived his entire life in the home he was born and raised in.

After high school, Ernie worked at the Harvey Co. for a short time and then went to GE in Schenectady. He worked mainly as a welder on production and maintenance with numerous certifications and, at one time for work on atomic motors that were used on the aircraft carrier Enterprise.

He spent two years in the US Army during the Korean Conflict serving with Occupational Forces in Germany. In February, 1954, after two years active duty with eighteen months overseas, Ernie was transferred to the Reserve and received an honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal in 1960. His employment at GE lasted 34 years before retiring.

A Greenfield Fireman for 41 years, Ernie worked his way up through the ranks to become Chief of the four company department from 1956 to 1967. After leaving his post as chief, he worked for several years as a Saratoga County Deputy Fire Coordinator.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for and demonstrate dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Ernest S. Chamberlin, US Army Veteran and Firefighter.


Primary Staging Time: 09:30 A.M.
William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home
628 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York - 12866
Ride Captain:
Gene Jones
Special Instructions:
Flag line for the arrival of family and visitation from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. There will be a brief service conducted at 12:00, followed by escort and interment:

Greenfield Cemetery
64 - 72 Wilton Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833
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

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


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