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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

Raymond A. Teator

US Navy - Korea

Multi-City, New York - 10-20-18



The family of Mr. Raymond A. Teator Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Mr. Teator, 85, passed on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Born in Albany, NY, Art was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He enlisted on 27 April, 1950 and served aboard the USS Essex (CVA-9), an Essex- class attack aircraft carrier, during the Korean War. For his service, he was awarded the China Service Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Ribbon. He was honorably discharged on 14 December, 1953 at the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class.

Afte the War, he drove for Greyhound Bus Lines, Yankee Trails Bus Company and the East Greenbush School District throughout his career.

Portions of the above narrative are included in Mr. Teator's obituary, available for viewing online at the W.J. Lyons Funeral Home website:

Staging Time:
08:15 a.m.

W.J. Lyons Funeral Home
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Visitation between 09:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., followed by a 12:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, 3 Catholic Way, Castleton-on-Hudson. Following church services, interment with full military honors will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Holy Sepulchre Road, Rensselaer, NY

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: 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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