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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. 

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 codes – Wreaths Across America will donate another wreath - we get 3 for 2. 


Important information 

Our Group Fundraiser Code is:  NY0057
Our Location ID is:  NYGSNS


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

Gerald J. Smith, Veteran

Schenectady, New York - 15 Oct 2017


Gerald “Jerry” J. Smith died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at home. Jerry was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School and the Albany Business College. He worked at ALCO (American Locomotive Co.) and worked as a Personnel Manager for the former Maqua Co. He then went on to Ellis Hospital, becoming a Vice President. After retiring from Ellis Hospital, he joined Schenectady Radiology as their Business Manager. Jerry served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, from 1952 to 1956, and attained the rank of Airman First Class.

Jerry enjoyed the outdoors, hiking with family and friends, creating paths through the woods in Mariaville, camping and traveling.

Primary Staging Time: 3:30 P.M.

DeMarco Stone Funeral Home
1605 Helderberg Ave.
Schenectady, New York - 12306

Ride Captain:

Paul Orzolek

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home for the arrival of family, with flag line during visitation hours, 4 - 7 PM. Interment at Saratoga National Cemetery will occur at a later date.

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

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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


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