To get to main body of this website you need to keep scrolling down till you reach the section with a white colored background.



Honor Mission

William R. Miles, Sr.
US Navy Cold War Veteran

Albany, New York - 27 Sep 2017


The family of Mr. William R. Miles, Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.

Born in Albany, Bill was a US Navy Cold War Veteran. He served aboard the USS Nipmuc (ATF-157), an Abnaki-Class oceangoing tug during the Cuban Missile Crisis. For his faithful service, Bill was awarded the US Navy Good Conduct Medal, and was Honorably discharged at the rank of Seaman (E-3).

Bill was a longtime maintenance supervisor at Blessed Sacrament Church, Albany and for many years was a valued and dedicated funeral assistant at the McVeigh Funeral Home, Albany. He was a talented carpenter, hard worker and dedicated family man. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of the Polish American Citizens Club, and longtime usher and member of the Holy Names Society at Blessed Sacrament Church.

Primary Staging Time: 09:00 A.M.

McVeigh Funeral Home
208 North Allen St
Albany, New York - 12206

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home for the arrival of family and guests. PGR will escort to church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM:

Blessed Sacrament Church
607 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12206

Followed by interment with full military honors at:

Our Lady of Angels Cemetery
1389 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12205

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

 (click on flyer to download)

HOTH Assistance Flyer Rev B

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 637

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

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