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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 J. Crowley

USCG - Vietnam Era

Albany, New York - 09-06-18



The family of Mr. William Joseph Crowley has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Mr. Crowley, 73, passed on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Raised in North Albany, Bill served in the United States Coast Guard from 8 January, 1964, until his honorary discharge on 5 January, 1968. For his service, he was awarded the USCG Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and was discharged at the rank of Seaman (E-3).

He was later employed by Niagara Mohawk for 32 years, retiring as Chief Cable Splicer. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1610 for 52 years and proudly served as a member of their color guard.

Staging Time:
08:00 a.m.

Cannon Funeral Home
2020 Central Avenue
Colonie, NY 12205

Ride Captain:

Paul Orzolek

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. A short service is scheduled for 08:30, followed by PGR escort and a 09:30 Mass of Christian Burial:

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
33 Walter Street
N. Albany, NY 12204

Interment at St. Agnes Cemetery will follow.

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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HOTH Assistance Flyer Rev C


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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