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 Kelly, US Navy
WWII and Korean War Veteran

Schuylerville, New York - 12 Oct 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand for Mr. William Kelly. Mr. Kelly, 90, of Brian Ct. died Monday October 9, 2017 at VanRensselaer Manor.

Born in Troy, Mr. Kelly was a veteran of the US Navy, having served in both World War II and Korea. He received the WW II National Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the WW II Victory Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Occupation Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Korea National Defense US Naval Reserve, the Republic of South Korea, the Presidential Unit Citation, the United Nations Medal. He was Equipment Operations Supervisor, Equipment Training Supervisor in the 21st Regiment, WW II Navy Seaman, Korea-Seabee CHB2 Cargo Handling Battalion 2 - Equipment Operator. Served on USS Propus-AK-132, USS ABSD-2 Advanced Base Section Dock, USS Selikof AVP-52. Served in Korea, Japan, New Caldonia Island, New Hebrides Island, Eniwetok Island, Gilbert Islands, Marshal Islands, Admiralty Island, Guam, Saipan, Tinian Island, Rota Island, Iwo Jima. Stateside: RMCB 19 21st Naval Construction Regiment - Seabees - EOC Equipment Operator Chief.

Mr. Kelly was a bus driver and retired from Star and Strand Co. in Troy. Prior to that he drove for the Brittonkill School District and was a tractor trailer driver for Cumberland Transport, St. Regis Transport of Scotia and the Freihofer Baking Co. in Albany.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. William Kelly, a WWII "Greatest Generation" hero and Korean War Veteran.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12 Oct 2017
Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871


Ride Captain:

"Big Dan" Nolin
dan1nolin@yahoo.com


Special Instructions:

Staging directly at Saratoga National for 09:00 interment service with full military honors. Please do not gather at the Visitors Center.


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
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

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