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

Col. Earl E. Kramer, Retired, Veteran
USA USAR - WWII, Korea, Vietnam
Amherst, New York - 07 Oct 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the 39-year U.S. Army and Army Reserve career of Earl E. Kramer, who passed away on September 30th. Mr Kramer entered the Army in 1943, and soon ended up in the European Theater of Operations. Assigned to the 2nd Armored Division as a Machine Gunner, he landed in Normandy on D-Day+9. He served in a light tank during the Battle of the Bulge, and went on to serve in several campaigns across France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was wounded in April 1945 while on a recon mission in Germany. At the end of the war, Mr. Kramer was Honorably Discharged with the rank of First Sergeant. In 1949 he was given a direct commission as a 2nd Lt. In the Army Armor branch, and went on to serve 35 years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Colonel.

Primary Staging Time: 8:45 A.M.

Amigone Funeral Home Amherst Chapel
5200 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, New York - 14221

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Prayer Service at the FH at 9:45.
Followed by Dignified Escort to St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville, NY, 14221.
Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30.
Followed by Escort to Mt. Oliver Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.
Burial with Full 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.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
We have a busy day on Saturday with multiple Missions. Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the Exceptional Army Service of Mr. Kramer and to support his very proud and loving 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

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