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

Richard W. Brennan
US Navy, Vietnam Era Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 11 Sep 2017


The family of Richard William Brennan, 74, of Clifton Park, NY and Fort Myers, FL has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in his military honors funeral services. Richard entered into eternal rest on September 3rd, 2017.

A 1961 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School, Richard proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, from 1960-1966. He was stationed aboard the USS Sarsfield (DD-837), a Gearing-class destroyer, as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class (E-4), and served 1 year and 8 months on overseas tours. He was Honorably Discharged on 29 March 1964 and completed 2 years of inactive reserve service.

Richard was a loyal 34-year employee of Niagara Mohawk/National Grid, a 35-year Elks member, a former semi-pro football player, avid golfer, cook, fisherman and hockey fan.

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 Richard William Brennan, proud United States Navy Veteran.

Primary Staging Time: 08:45 A.M.

New Comer Cremations & Funerals
181 Troy Schenectady Rd
Watervliet, New York - 12189

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family at 09:00 AM. Following brief service and dignified transfer at approximately 09:45, PGR will provide escort to the church for a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial:

St. Edward The Confessor Church
569 Clifton Park Center Rd.
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Following church services and dignified transfer, PGR will provide escort to the cemetery for interment with military honors:

St. Joseph's Cemetery
100 Kings Rd,
Schenectady, NY 12304

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


Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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wHOTH Assistance Flyer

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area HOTH Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC HOTH Warehouse will be picking up and delivering on November 18, 2017.  The second Saturday is Veterans Day and many PGRNY events are scheduled for that day.  If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Donate Items section and either call us at 585-866-1747 or fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form.  You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today!  Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.

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