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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.


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Honor Mission

Ervin William "Vintage Bill" Blair, Jr.

USA - Korean War Veteran

Alden/Lancaster, New York - 07-28-18


The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in Honor of the Military and Patriot Guard Riders Service of our beloved Ervin William "Vintage Bill" Blair, Jr., who passed away on 6 July 2018.
In respect to his wishes, these are his own words: "Mr. Blair served 2 years active duty in the Army from 1953-1954. He earned the following awards: National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal-Korea; Presidential Unit Citation; Armed Forces Expert Marksman Rifle Badge; Honorable Discharge Commemorative Medal. He also served 50 years as a registered Boy Scout Leader in the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America, where he specialized in High Adventure, for which he received the highest award available in the Council, the Silver Beaver Award."
As we all know, Vintage Bill was a charter member and extremely active participant of the PGRNY as well as the American Legion Riders.

Staging Time:
8:30 a.m..

Town Line Lutheran Church
1159 Town Line Road
Alden, NY 14004
(Just north of Broadway Street/Rt. 20)

Ride Captain:

George Brown, Don Becker, Don Higgins

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Memorial Service begins at 10:00 a.m.
Followed by Dignified Escort to Lancaster Rural Cemetery, 70 Cemetery Road, Lancaster, NY for Interment with Military Honors.
Followed by escort of the family to Ripas Restaurant, 4218 Walden Avenue, Lancaster, NY.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Vintage Bill stood with us for many years, under many conditions, despite his hurting body.
Now it's time for us to stand for him and to support his very loving and proud family.

Flags & Water:

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

Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-1

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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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