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

Ellen E. McKnight
United States Army
WWII and Korean War Era Veteran

Castleton-on-Hudson, New York - 02 Nov 2017


The family of Ms. Ellen Elizabeth McKnight has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in her funeral services.

Ms. McKnight, 98, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. Born in Castleton-on-Hudson, she was a graduate of Castleton High School, Class of 1937 and St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in New York City, graduating in 1940.

Ms. McKnight enlisted in the US Army Nurses Corps in 1943, serving one year and 6 months overseas. She was Honorably discharged in August of 1950, at the rank of 1st Lieutenant. For her service, she was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal and WWII Lapel Button.

After her military service, Ms. McKnight worked as a registered nurse and retired as the school nurse at Maple Hill High School. She was a communicant of Trinity Luthern Church, and member of the Castleton VFW Post 7337.

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 Ms. Ellen E. McKnight, "Greatest Generation" hero.

Primary Staging Time: 09:15 A.M.

Ray Funeral Home
59 Seaman Avenue
Castleton-on-Hudson, New York - 12033

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Riders will escort to the church for memorial services with flag line during dignified transfer:

Trinity Luthern Church
68 Green Avenue
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033

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: Ray Sestak
Position: Asistant 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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