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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

William G. Welch, Veteran

Schuylerville, New York - 21 Mar 2018


We have been requested by the family of William "Bill" G. Welch to participate in his military honors funeral.

Bill Welch passed away peacefully on January 24, 2018 surrounded by his loving children. He was born on March 21, 1923 in Albany New York.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II, serving in China, Burma, and India with a 720 first division.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending summers at his camp with his wife Margery and family. He was a well-respected man, tough but loving and will be sorely missed. Bill worked for N.Y.C.R.R and Conrail for 46 years, retiring in 1988. He and Margery enjoyed many years with his army buddies, going to reunions all over the US. He and Margery started a food pantry and soup kitchen in 1969. Continuing until 1988, assisting Vietnam veterans coming home to get jobs, food, and a place to live. They expanded their work to help any unfortunate persons in need, both receiving the Kiwanis award for all they did. They continued to work together until Margery's death in 2015. He is survived by seven children and many grandchildren.

Primary Staging Time: 1:00 P.M.

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

Ride Captain:

Bruce Barger

Special Instructions:

Internment with full military honors scheduled for1:30 p.m.. Please stage quietly and be aware of any service already in progress. Please do not gather at the Visitor Center.

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, R-4

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HOTH Assistance Flyer Rev C


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

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