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.





Short Notice
Honor Mission

Ralph E. Andrew
US Navy, WWII Veteran

Hoosick Falls, New York - 02 Dec 2017


The family of Ralph Emerson Andrew has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Mr. Andrew, 92 and a Hoosick Falls native passed on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Ralph left Hoosick Falls High School and enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 17. After training, he was assigned to the USS Weaver (DE-741), a Cannon-class destroyer escort. The Weaver served in the Pacific Ocean and provided escort service against submarine and air attack for Navy vessels and convoys. She returned home after the war with nine battle stars, far more than the average for destroyer escorts. Ralph served aboard the Weaver as a Gunners Mate throughout the Pacific during WWII.

After the War, Ralph was a self-employed appliance repairman for seventy years in the Hoosick Falls area. In 2008, he served as Co-Grand Marshall of the Hoosick Falls Memorial Day Parade.

Portions of the above narrative are contained within the Mahar Funeral Home obituary, which can be viewed here:

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and honor the life and service of Ralph Emerson Andrew, "Greatest Generation" hero.

Primary Staging Time: 12:15 P.M.        Note change in staging time.

Mahar Funeral Home
43 Main Street
Hoosick Falls, New York - 12090

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. After a brief ceremony, riders will escort to the cemetery for interment with full military honors:

Hoosick Rural Cemetery
344 Co Rd 95
Hoosick, NY 12089

Extended forecast is for clear, cold conditions. Please dress appropriately and ride only if conditions permit.

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: 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 Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month.  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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Oct 2017 ROC WarehouseFlyer