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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

Robert L. Smith

U.S. Army - Korean Conflict Era

Albany, New York - 07-24-18


The family of Mr. Robert "Bob" Lincoln Smith has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Bob, 89, passed on Thursday, July 29, 2018.
Born in Albany, Bob graduated from Columbia High School in 1948, attended SUNY Cobleskill and worked as a tractor mechanic at International Harvester in Menands before entering the US Army on 13 August, 1951. He served honorably and was discharged on 12 August, 1953 at the rank of Corporal.
Bob later founded R.L. Smith Sales, Inc., a trusted automobile dealership that has bee owned and operated for almost 70 years.
Bob's full obituary can be viewed on the McVeigh Funeral Home website at:!/Obituary

Staging Time:
11:00 a.m.

McVeigh Funeral Home
208 N. Allen St.
Albany, NY 12206

Ride Captain:

Paul Orzolek

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home wit flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Following 11:00 a.m. services, members will escort to Albany Rural Cemetery for interment with military honors.

Flags & Water:

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

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant 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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