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

Frederick W. Reutzel, Sr., Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 16 Oct 2017


The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the military honors funeral services for Mr. Frederick William Reutzel, Sr. Mr. Reutzel, age 94, passed on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Castleton, NY on December 29, 1922, he was employed by Fort Orange paper Company/Brown Paper Company for over 40 years. He served in the Army during WWII with the 731st Field Artillery Bn. as a truck driver In the European Theater of Operations.

Fred was a member of the Castleton Seniors Group, the Tri-Village Seniors Group of Kinderhook, and the Stuyvesant Fire Company. In October 2009, Thanks to the Honor Flight Network, Fred went to Washington, D.C. to see the WWII Memorial. He was also fortunate enough to have his photo taken with Senator Robert Dole and his wife Elizabeth Dole.

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. Frederick W. Reutzel, Sr., "Greatest Generation" hero.

Primary Staging Time: 09:30 A.M.

Trinity Luthern Church
68 Green Ave,
Castleton-on-Hudson, New York - 12033

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Staging at 09:30 at the church for the arrival of funeral cortege. Mass of Christian Burial scheduled for 10:00 AM, followed by escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with full military honors at 1:00 PM.

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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 16 Oct, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 12:30 P.M.

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

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

For those staging directly at the cemetery, please be aware of any services already in progress. Please do not gather at the Visitor 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

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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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wHOTH Assistance Flyer

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area HOTH Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC HOTH Warehouse will be picking up and delivering on November 18, 2017.  The second Saturday is Veterans Day and many PGRNY events are scheduled for that day.  If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Donate Items section and either call us at 585-866-1747 or fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form.  You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today!  Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.

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