To get to main body of this website you need to keep scrolling down till you reach the section with a white colored background.

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 A. Wintermute, Veteran


Waterford, New York - 06-11-18


The family of Mr. William A. Wintermute has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. William, 61 died suddenly on June 2, 2018.

William was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and worked as a truck driver. He enlisted in the United States Navy on June 30, 1976, and worked as a Machinist Mate aboard the USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633), a James Madison-class ballistic missile submarine. He was honorably discharged on May 7, 1980 at the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class (E-4).

The Patriot Guard Riders will stand proudly, rendering dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. William Arthur Wintermute.

Staging Time: 11:15

Phillip J. Brendese Funeral Home
133 Broad St.
Waterford, New York 12188

Ride Captain:

Steve Flubacher

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family and guests.  After a brief ceremony, members will escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with full military honors.

Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 06-11-18
Staging Time: 13:30

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York 12871

Ride Captain:

Steve Flubacher

Special Instructions:

Interment scheduled for 2:00 PM. Please stage quietly and be aware of any services already in progress. Please do not gather at the Visitor Center.

This is a dual interment for both William and his wife, Laura Jean Gaydusek Wintermute.

Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: New York Assistant State Captain

 (click on flyer to download)

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

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 New