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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

William Russell "Russ" Laidlaw

U.S. Navy - WW II

Multi-City, New York - 07-27-18


The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in Honor of the U.S. Naval Service of William Russell "Russ" Laidlaw of Geneseo, who passed away on 23 July 2018 at the age of 91.
Mr. Laidlaw served active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946, with a rating of Yeoman 3rd Class. Following training at Great Lakes, he was stationed at the U.S. Naval Barracks, Washington, D.C. Mr. Laidlaw was Honorably Discharged on 1 August 1946 with the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class (E-4), and earned the American Campaign Medal and WW-II Victory Medal.

Mr. Laidlaw was a long-time member and Past Commander of the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion Post 1278.

Staging Time:
9:00 a.m.

K.W. Dougherty Funeral Home
21 Big Tree Street (Rt, 15/20A)
Livonia, N.Y. 14487

Ride Captain:

Don Higgins

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Visitation from 10:00-11:00 AM.
Funeral Service at the FH at 11:00 AM.
Followed by Dignified Escort to Mumford Rural Cemetery, Mumford, NY for burial with Military Honors. (Escort distance is approx. 20 miles.)
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are properly placed and securely attached for the escort.

Thank you for your participation in Honoring the US Naval Service of William "Russ" Laidlaw, and for supporting his proud and loving family

Flags & Water:

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

Submitted By: Don Higgins
Position: 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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