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.





HOTH Mission

CAP Graduation and Pass-In-Review Ceremony

Air National Guard

Schenectady, New York - 29 Jul 2017



Lt. Col. Dave Panzera, ANG has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in the Civil Air Patrol New York Wing Encampment Graduation and Pass-in-Review Ceremony. The CAP cadets will perform a Pass-In-Review with a salute to 5 WWII veterans who will be seated in a special section during the review. The veterans will then be introduced individually and will present their awards to the cadets.

PGR motorcycles will be afforded parking on the tarmac near the CAP aircraft, and PGR flag line will form the backdrop for the graduation and Review ceremony. It is hoped that we will have a very large PGR turnout in support of the Encampment Commander, Lt. Col. Dave Panzera and all of the Civil Air Patrol Cadets and their families. We all know Colonel Panzera from his very passionate and heartfelt speeches at the Honor Flight sendoff ceremonies.

Let's show up in numbers to support the Colonel, the Civil Air Patrol program, the cadets and of course, our "Greatest Generation" heroes.


Primary Staging Time: 09:15 A.M.
Stratton ANG Base
1 Air National Guard Rd.
(Enter via Ronald Regan Way Gate)
Schenectady, New York - 12302
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak

Bill Ryan
Special Instructions:
Please stage just inside the main entrance gate on Ronald Regan Way, off to the side in the Visitors Parking Area and await instructions for motorcycle and flag line placement.
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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