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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

John J. Szymaszek, Sr.


Multi-City, New York - 10-02-18



The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in honor of another WWII hero.
John J. Szymaszek, Sr. of Amherst passed away on 29 September 2018 at the age of 93.

Mr Szymaszek served active duty in the U.S. Army Air Force for over 2-1/2 years from 1943-1945. His MOS was 747 - Airplane & Engine Mechanic, and his 16 months in the European Theater was with the 859th Bomb Squadron. His unit was involved in six air combat campaigns: Air Offensive Europe; Normandy; North Apennines; Northern France; Po Valley; and Rhineland. Mr. Szymaszek was honorably discharged on 10 September 1945, and received numerous awards.


Staging Time:
 07:45 a.m.

Perna Dengler Roberts Funeral Home
1671 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY. 14221

Ride Captain:

George Brown

Special Instructions:

Prayer service at the funeral home at 8:45 a.m., followed by dignified transfer and escort to Christ the King Church, 30 Lamerck Drive at Main Street, Amherst, NY, 14226.  Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m., followed by escort to Mt. Calvary Cemetery for Burial with military honors. If you are unable to make it to the staging at the funeral home, please consider staging at the church with a flag line for arrival of the contingent.

Please be prepared with a clean 3x5 American flag or Army or Air Force flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are properly placed and securely attached.

Please do whatever you're able to help honor the extraordinary WWII service of John J. Szymaszek, and to support his loving and proud 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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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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