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

David J. Szymanski, Veteran

USA - Vietnam Era

Buffalo, New York - 27 Jul 2017

Update 07/23/2017 6:30 P.M.

The Mass of Christian Burial will take place the next day, Friday, but the family's PGR Request is for our presence Thursday evening." 


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the Military Service of David J. Szymanski of Buffalo, who passed away on July 20th. Mr. Szymanski served Active Duty in the U.S. Army Artillery for 3 years, from 1962-1965. His MOS was 941, Cook. He was attached to Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 44th Artillery Regiment, Fourth U.S. Army. Mr. Szymanski was Honorably Discharged on 22 July 1965 with the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E-4.) SP4 was Awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal and Army Rifle Sharpshooter Badge.


Primary Staging Time: 5:00 P.M.
Castiglia Funeral Home
873 Abbott Road
Buffalo, New York - 14220


Ride Captain:
Joe Joyce
Special Instructions:
Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Calling Hours from 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Service with Military Honors at 8:00 P.M.
No Cemetery, No Escort.
NOTE: The Mass of Christian Burial will take place the next day, Friday, but the family's PGR Request is for our presence Thursday evening."
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, and dress for the weather.
Please do what you're able to help support this Mission in Honor of the U.S. Army Service of Mr. Szymanski, and in support of his loving and grieving 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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