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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

CDR John S. Deffigos

US Navy - Vietnam Era

Albany, New York - 09-04-18



The family of CDR John Spiros Deffigos has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. CDR Deffigos, 85, passed on August 29, 2018.

Born in Dover, NJ, CDR Deffigos graduated from Boonton High School and Rutgers University before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1957. He served honorably until his retirement on March 28, 1993, retiring at the rank of Commander (O-5).

Staging Time:
08:45 a.m.

Tebbutt Funeral Home
633 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12206

Ride Captain:

Steve Flubacher

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. After a brief remembrance, PGR members will escort to the church for 10:00 a.m. funeral services:

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
440 Whitehall Road
Albany, NY

Following church services, PGR will escort to the cemetery for interment with military honors:

Calvary Cemetery
Route 9W
Glenmont, NY 12077

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided 
If you have a large flag bike, please bring it.
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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