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

Frank T. Stiffen Sr.


Albany, New York - 07 Aug 2017



The family of Mr. Frank Thomas Stiffen Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Frank passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Albany Medical Center.

A native of Albany, Frank served in the United States Navy during WWII. For his honorable service, he was awarded the American Theater Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the European Theater Medal. He was Honorably discharged at the rank of Seaman First Class (S1c) and later went on to serve in the United States Army.

Frank retired from Labor Union Local 190 and also from the Town of Colonie Highway Department. He was a volunteer fireman with the Shaker Road Fire Department, a member of the VFW and former member of the American Legion.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Frank T. Stiffen, "Greatest Generation" hero.


Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.
Daniel Keenan Funeral Home
490 Delaware Avenue
Albany, New York - 12209
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak
Special Instructions:
Staging and flag line at the funeral home for the arrival of family. Visitation from 09:00 - 11:00 AM, followed by funeral services. PGR will escort to the cemetery for interment with full military honors:

St. Agnes Cemetery
48 Cemetery Ave,
Albany, NY 12204
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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