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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

John M. Brown
United States Marine Corps Veteran
Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff

MULTI-CITY, New York - 17 Nov 2017


The family of Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff John Michael Brown has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Deputy Brown, 45, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Born in Glens Falls, John graduated from South Glens Falls High School in 1990, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps the following year. He served with distinction as part of the Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, stationed on Galeta Island, Panama. For his service, he was awarded the USMC Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Medal, the Rifle Marksman Badge and was Honorably discharged in December of 1993 at the rank of PFC.

After the service, John returned home to Glens Falls, where he chose to continue a life of service with a career in law enforcement. After earning an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, he attended the Police Academy and went on to serve many Capital District communities with the Mechanicville Police Department, Altamont Police Department and South Glens Falls Police Department. He joined the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff in 2005, and was in training as a Sheriff's Investigator. Later in life, John took up endurance sports, competing in several triathlons and half-marathons.

You can view his full obituary here:

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 John Michael Brown, proud United States Marine and Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff.

Primary Staging Time: 08:45 A.M.

Grace Fellowship Church
20 Delatour Road
Watervliet, New York - 12189

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Staging and flag line at the church for the arrival of family and guests. There will be private visitation at 09:15 AM, followed by public visitation from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Funeral services will follow at 12:00 PM, followed by escort to:

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Interment with full military honors scheduled for 2:30 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: 17 Nov, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 2:00 P.M.

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

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

For those members staging directly to the cemetery, please do so quietly and be aware of any services already in progress. Please do not gather at the Visitor Center, but rather proceed to the staging area.

Extended weather forecast calls for clear with temps in the 40's. Please dress accordingly.

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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