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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

Lt. Brian S. Strobele

Buffalo P.D. (Retired)

Orchard Park, New York - 09-21-18



The family of retired longtime Buffalo Police Lieutenant Brian S. Strobele has requested that the Patriot Guard Riders stand in his honor.  Lt. Strobele, 53, passed on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Lt. Strobele was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist grade school in South Buffalo and a 1982 graduated from Hutchinson-Central Technical High School. Later, he was offered jobs by both the Buffalo Fire Department and the United States Postal Service, but chose the police department, which he joined in 1986. Early in his career, he was assigned to guard the City Hall office of then-Mayor James Griffin. Lt. Strobele retired after 31 years of service to the Buffalo PD.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in the Buffalo News article about Lt. Strobele, available for viewing online at:

Staging Time:
1:00 p.m.

James W. Cannan Funeral Home, Inc
3155 Orchard Park Road
Orchard Park, New York 14127

Ride Captains:

Don Becker

Joe Joyce

Special Instructions:

Mission is for flag line during visitation hours of 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Please give what time you can to honor Lt. Strobele's 31 years of law enforcement service to our community.

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: Don Becker
Position: Ride Captain, R1

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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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