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.

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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

William A. Millette
US Army, WWII Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 22 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the military honors funeral services of Mr. William A. Millette.

Born in Oneonta, NY on August 8, 1925, Bill was raised in Watervliet and was a 1940 graduate of St. Brigid's School. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Albany in 1944 and attended Siena College, IBM Electronic School and several commercial banking schools. Bill was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II who enlisted on 8 March 1944 and served with the 10th Mountain Division in Italy as a machine gunner. For his service, Bill was awarded the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the WWII Victory Medal and Lapel Button. He was Honorably discharged on 24 April 1946 at the rank of PFC.

Bill was employed by the former State Bank of Albany, and later Norstar Bank for over 40 years retiring in 1988 as a vice president. He was a past distinguished president of the Latham Kiwanis Club, past president of the Latham Business & Professional Association, past president of the Watervliet Rotary, a Paul Harris Fellow, past All State Post Commander and All State Post Quartermaster of Watervliet VFW City Post #729, Post Adjutant of the Thomas B. Flynn American Legion Post #1035 of Watervliet and was president of the Upstate Chapter of the 10th Mountain Division Association. Bill dedicated his life to the Watervliet VFW Post #729 and was very proud of his association with the 10th Mountain Division based in Ft. Drum, N.Y. He was instrumental every year in the planning of the City of Watervliet Memorial Day Parade.

The Patriot Guard Riders are privileged to have the opportunity to stand and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. William A. Millette, proud "Greatest Generation" hero.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 22 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 08:45 A.M.

Parker Brothers Funeral Home
2013 Broadway
Watervliet, New York - 12189


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family. Funeral service scheduled for 09:30, followed by escort to 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

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Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

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