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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 L. Vallelunga

US Army - Vietnam

Multi-City, New York - 09-25-18


The family of William L. Vallelunga has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. William, 70, passed on Monday, September 17, 2018.

William was born in Troy, NY and entered the US Army in November 1968. He trained as a Rifleman and was sent to Vietnam in June of 1969. He was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion of the 4th Infantry Divisions 35th Infantry near Pleiku where he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge in November. In 1970, William was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, for heroism while serving as a grenadier near An Khe, Vietnam, and later received a second award.

William was honorably discharged at the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E-4), and was awarded the US Army Commendation Medal w/Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device and Combat Infantry Badge.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for, and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and military service of William L. Vallelunga, Vietnam Veteran.

Staging Time:
10:15 a.m.

McLoughlin and Mason Funeral Home
8-109th Street
Troy, NY 12180

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Visitation hour from 11:00 - 12:00, followed by escort to Saratoga National Cemetery.

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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS:  09-25-18
Staging Time:  12:30 p.m.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Interment with military honors scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Please stage quietly and be aware of any services already in progress.

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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