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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

SGT Peter J. McDougal

US Army - Active Duty

Schuylerville, New York - 0618-18



The family of SGT Peter James McDougal has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.  SGT Mc Dougal, 25, passed suddenly while serving in Grafenwohr, Germany on June 4, 2018.

SGT McDougal was stationed in the Alpha Battery, 4thBattalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment. He was an outdoor enthusiast who loved mountain climbing, cycling, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, and off roading in the Alaskan wilderness.  Peter earned the Ironman Award during basic training. His first assignment was to the 2-377 Parachute Field Artillery Regiment in Anchorage, Alaska. His second assignment was to a Field Artillery Unit in Ft. Carson, Colorado. He was deployed with this unit to many European Countries for most of 2017, and was recently reassigned to the Airborne Field Artillery Regiment in Germany. Peter loved soldiering and earned achievement, army commendation, and good conduct medals, as well as several certificates of achievement.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in SGT McDougal's obituary, available for viewing online at the R.W. Waker Funeral Home website:


Staging Time:
 10:30 a.m.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY  12871

Ride Captain:

Mike Hogan

Special Instructions:

Interment with full military honors scheduled for 11:00 a.m.  Please stage quietly, and be aware of any services already in progress.  Please do not gather at the Visitor Center.  

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: Bill Schaaf
Position: New York State 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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