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.  Whether at Saratoga National Cemetery or another cemetery where you wish to have a wreath placed. Just click on the image to enter Wreaths Across America.  Simply click on the DONATE at the bottom of their page.  Thank you.

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 code – Wreaths Across America will donate another wreath - we get 3 for 2. 


To sponsor a wreath at Saratoga National Cemetery click HERE.

If you would rather mail in an order, click ORDER FORM.


Thank you.

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Honor Mission

Joseph S. Waterbury Sr., Veteran

USN - Korea War Era

Rensselaer, New York - 24 Apr 2017


The family of Mr. Joseph S. Waterbury Sr., United States Navy, Korean War Era Veteran, has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence at his military honors funeral services.

Mr. Joseph S. Waterbury Sr., age 81, died Friday, December 16, 2016 at his home in North Greenbush. He lived in Rensselaer during his working years and then moved to Poestenkill for 15 years of his retirement to be near his sons in the country.

Joseph served in the US Navy during the Korean War, from 1953-57. During that time, he served aboard the USS Rockbridge (APA-228), an attack transport ship, as an Electricians Mate 3rd Class. He was honorably discharged in 1957 and went to work for Sterling Winthrop where he worked as an electrician for 42 years until his retirement in 1999 at age 64.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand for, and show dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Joseph S. Waterbury Sr.


Primary Staging Time: 10:15 A.M.
Lyons Funeral Home
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York - 12144
Ride Captain:
Don Macomber
Special Instructions:
PGR will provide lead motorized escort to cemetery for 12:00 Noon interment service with full military honors:

Gerald B.H. Solomon
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871

For those staging directly at the cemetery, staging at 11:30 AM at Interment Shelter #2 for 12:00 services at Interment Shelter #1. Please stage quietly and be aware of any services that may be in progress.

Ray Sestak
Assistant State Captain
Eastern Region, PGRNY


Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

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 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

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Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area HOTH Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC HOTH Warehouse will be picking up and delivering on November 18, 2017.  The second Saturday is Veterans Day and many PGRNY events are scheduled for that day.  If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Donate Items section and either call us at 585-866-1747 or fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form.  You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today!  Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.

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