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

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

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!

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