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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

LTC John W. Penree, Active Duty
Herkimer, New York - 10 Apr 2018


LTC John W. Penree, 61, served in the Army for 43 years. He enlisted in 1974 at Fort Dix, N.J., and switched to the New York State Army National Guard in 1981. He received his commission as an ordnance officer in 1984 via Empire State Military Academy. He moved to active duty again in 1999. His seven combat deployments include Bosnia in 2000 and 2004; Afghanistan in 2002, 2010 and 2012; and Iraq from 2005 to 2006. Among his many military awards were the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in LTC Penree's obituary. His full obituary is available for viewing on the website at:

Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.

St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
305 Main Road
Herkimer, New York - 13350

Ride Captain:

Ed and Peg Czarnecki

Special Instructions:

We will be standing a flag line at the church for the dignified transfer before and after the service. 

This will be a long service and will include military honors. We will stand down during the service but will stand a flag line at the conclusion.

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: Ed and Peg Czarnecki
Position: Ride Captains, Region 3

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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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