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

Claude A. Dutcher, Veteran

USA - Vietnam Era

Schenectady, New York - 25 Jul 2017


The family of Mr. Claude Arthur Dutcher has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.

Mr. Dutcher 70, passed away on Wednesday morning July 19th at his home. Born in Schenectady, Claude was a graduate of Linton High School and received a bachelor's degree from Empire State College in 1997. He served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 as a Communications Center Specialist (MOS72B20). During his service, he spent one year in Germany and was Honorably discharged at the rank of Specialist 4th Class, Technician (SP4 (T)).

Claude retired from the General Electric Company in 2001 after 36 years in Gas Turbine Services. He was a member of American Legion Post #1092, a past Post Commander and a former past County Commander.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for the life and service of Mr. Claude Arthur Dutcher, US Army Veteran.


Primary Staging Time: 11:00 A.M.
Bond Funeral Home
1614 Guilderland Ave.
Schenectady, New York
Ride Captain:
Gene Jones
Special Instructions:
Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family. Following an 11:30 service, PGR will escort to Saratoga National Cemetery.
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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 25 Jul, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 1:30 P.M.
Gerald BH Solomon
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871
Ride Captain:
Gene Jones
Special Instructions:
For those staging directly at the cemetery, please do so quietly and be aware of any service already in progress. Please do not congregate at the Visitor Center.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted by:
Ray Sestak

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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