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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

Thomas R. Kintner

USMC - Vietnam

Multi-City, New York - 10-01-18



The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in honor of Vietnam combat veteran Thomas R. Kintner of North Tonawanda, who passed away on 27 September 2018.

Mr.Kintner served 3-1/2 years active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-1969. His MOS was 0311-Rifleman, and he served 2 tours of duty, 26 months-in Vietnam. His 1st tour was with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. His 2nd tour was with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Mr. Kintner was wounded during combat action. He was Honorably Discharged with the rank of Corporal (E-4) on 13 June 1969, and was awarded the following:  Purple Heart Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Presidential Unit Citation; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Service Stars; Vietnam Campain Medal; Rifle Sharpshooter Badge.


Staging Time:
10:00 a.m.

Lester Wedekindt Funeral Home
3290 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY. 14217

Ride Captain:

George Brown

Special Instructions:

Funeral Service at the Funeral Home at 11:00 AM, followed by dignified transfer and escort to White Chapel Memorial Park, 3210 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, for Interment with military honors at approx. 12:30 PM.

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American flag or USMC flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are properly placed and securely attached.

If you are unable to be at the funeral service, please consider staging directly at the cemetery for arrival of the contingent.  Please do whatever you're able to help honor Vietnam war hero Thomas R. Kintner, and to support his loving family.

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: Don Higgins
Position: Senior 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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