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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

Leonard E. Cummings Sr., Veteran

Schenectady, New York - 24 Feb 2018


The family of Mr. Leonard E. Cummings Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Leonard, 95, passed on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Leonard enlisted in the United States Army on 30 September, 1942 at the age of 20. He was assigned to a field artillery unit, where he served for the duration of the War.

He was later employed by the New York State Office of General Services for many years, and KEM Cleaners in Schenectady. He served as a Deacon in the Friendship Baptist Church for over 50 years.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Leonard's obituary, viewable on the Bond Funeral Home website at:

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. Leonard E. Cummings Sr., "Greatest Generation" Hero.

Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.

Friendship Baptist Church
409 Union Street
Schenectady, New York - 12305

Ride Captain:

Paul Orzolek

Special Instructions:

Staging at the church with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Visitation hours are 09:00 - 10:00 AM, followed by a celebration of Leonard's life. Interment with military honors will follow at:

Evergreen Memorial Park
2150 Central Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12304

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: Ride 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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