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

Joseph E. Burnell, Former POW
US Army, WWII Veteran

Ellenburg Depot, New York - 03 Nov 2017


Joe attended Cadyville, Dannemora and Peru schools. He was a World War II veteran and former POW, having served in the US Army from 42-45. He was a charter member of Peru VFW Post #309, and a lifetime member of Plattsburgh VFW Post # 120, and American Legion Post #20 in Plattsburgh. For many years, he volunteered as a van driver for Clinton County Veterans Services, driving fellow veterans to Albany so they could access medical services. Joe was thrilled to be able to go to Washington DC on the second trip of North Country Honor Flight in June, 2013. He was honored to be awarded a variety of medals for his World War II service during a ceremony on Veterans Day also in 2013. Joe became a member of Clinton Masonic lodge #155 in 1968, was a member of the Eastern Star and Shriners. As a Shriner he dressed as a clown for many summertime parades. A wonderfully written obituary can be found at

The Patriot Guard Riders will be honored to stand for Joseph Brunell to to render honor dignity and respect for his service and Wonderful Life we've lost another one of our greatest generation.

Primary Staging Time: 08:45 A.M.

Whispering Maple Memorial Gardens
5055 SR Route 11
Ellenburg Depot, New York - 12935

Ride Captain:

"Big Dan" Nolin

Special Instructions:

Graveside service at 09:00

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: "Big Dan" Nolin
Position: Senior Ride 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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