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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

Chief Thomas J.Roche (Ret.)
US Army Veteran and LEO

Gates, New York - 17 Oct 2017


At the request of family & the Town of Gates New York, we have been requested to stand in honor of Chief Thomas J. Roche, retired Town of Gates Police Chief. Mr. Roche served several years in the Army Reserve during the Vietnam Era, during which was activated for many months during his military service. Chief. Roche served his community for a total of 42 years in law enforcement starting in 1964 with the Rochester Police Department then as Chief of the Gates Police Department until his retirement. Chief Roche was Monroe County's longest-serving police chief when he retired in May 2006.

Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.

St. Jude Church
4100 Lyell Road
Gates, New York - 14604

Ride Captain:

Bill "Patch" Fuhrmann

Special Instructions:

The family and Gates police are requesting we park all motorcycles directly on Lyell Road in front of the church along with the police/fire/ambulance vehicles. We expect MANY agencies to attend so safety is utmost.

There are NO calling hours, flag line only at the church then escort to Holy Ghost Cemetery 220 Coldwater Road in the town of Gates 14624.

I kindly request that those who may have vest patches with possible offensive phrases / words please cover for this mission. Please be alert to possible short notice changes as I'm working with multiple groups & agencies for this mission. Weather 60's no precipitation forecasted.

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: Bill "Patch" Fuhrmann
Position: Ride Captain

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HOTH Assistance Flyer Rev C


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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