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.

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Honor Mission

Robert Joseph Best, Veteran

USN - Korea

East Aurora, New York - 22 Jul 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the U.S. Naval Service of Robert Joseph Best, who passed away on December 9th, 2016. Mr. Best was Honorably Discharged with the rating of Machinist's Mate 2nd Class (PO2) after almost four years of Active Duty (1952-1956.) The majority of this time (3 years, 7 months) was spent aboard the USS Paricutin (AE-18). During this time, the USS Paricutin re-armed warships off Korea, then after the Korean Armistice, did a series of Westpac deployments with the Seventh Fleet in the Pacific area. For his Service to our Nation, MM2 Best was awarded: Navy Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal.


Primary Staging Time: 9:30 A.M.
Wood Funeral Home
784 Main Street (Route 20A)
East Aurora, New York - 14052
Ride Captain:
Bob Woodward
Special Instructions:
Assemble at Funeral Home for Dignified Escort of Mr. Best & family to Protection Hill Cemetery for 11:00 A.M. interment with Military Honors.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag, and dress for the weather.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached for the escort.
Thank you for your effort to ensure we have a good PGR presence in Honor of the US Naval Service of Mr. Best, and in support of his loving and proud family.
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:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-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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