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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

C. Leo Fillion

US Navy Veteran

Waterford, New York - 09-12-18



The family of Mr. C. Leo Fillion has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Mr. Fillion, 91, passed on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

Born in Plattsburg, NY, Mr. Fillion was a graduate of St. Marys High School and attended Champlain College. He entered the US Navy at the end of WWII, on September 8, 1945. He served as an Aviation Ordnanceman for just over a year, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Seaman 1st Class. For his service, he was awarded the US Navy Honorable Discharge Button, US Navy Reserve Honorable Discharge Button, Honorable Service Lapel Pin and the Honorable Discharge Emblem.

He worked at Alleghany Ludlum Steel for many years and later as area manager for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce retiring in 1991. He was also a member of the Halfmoon American Legion, the Spiegle-Elders, Brunswick Elks Lodge and the Veterans of Lansingburgh.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in his obituary, available for viewing online on the website here:

Staging Time:
10:30 a.m.

St. Joseph's Cemetery
40 Middletown Rd
Waterford, NY 12188

Ride Captain:

Gene Jones

Special Instructions:

Staging directly at the cemetery, graveside. Services scheduled for 11:00 a.m.

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided 
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
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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