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

Walter Skierczynski, Veteran
Buffalo, New York - 25 Sep 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of a another Hero of WWII. Walter Skierczynski served in the US Army Infantry from 1943-1945. As a Rifleman In the European Theater of Operations, he fought with the 179th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division in Italy in the following Campaigns: Central Europe, Naples- Foggia, and Rome-Arne. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for Meritorious front line Service. At some point in early 1944 his family was notified that he was Missing in Action. Later the family was notified that PFC Skierczynski had been Killed in Action and buried. It wasn't until some time later that it was determined that he was a German POW. He was a prisoner for 15 months. For his Heroic Service to our Nation, PFC Skierczynski was awarded: Bronze Star Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Arrowhead and 4 Campaign Stars; WWII Victory Medal; Prisoner of War Medal.


Primary Staging Time: 8:45 A.M.

Buszka Funeral Home
2005 Clinton Street
Buffalo, New York - 14206

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Provide Flag Line for Prayer Service at 9:30 AM.
Provide Dignified Escort to nearby St. Bernard's RC Church, 1990 Clinton Street, for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM.
Followed by Escort to St. Matthews Cemetery for Burial with Military Honors.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and bring a beverage for hydration in the expected hot weather.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the Heroic WWII Service of Walter Skierczynski and to support his very proud 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, Reg-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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