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.





Honor Mission

Richard B. Collins
US Army Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 13 Oct 2017


The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the military honors funeral services for Mr. Richard B. “Rapper” Collins. Born in Albany, Mr. Collins lived most of his life in Rensselaer and passed on September 30, 2017 at the age of 54.

Mr. Collins served in the United States Army, enlisting on November 19, 1981 during the Grenada Crisis. His MOS was 64C10, Motor Transport Operator. During his enlistment, he spent one year and 5 months in Germany. For his service, he was awarded the US Army Achievement Medal, the US Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Sharpshooter Badge for M-16 Rifle and Hand Grenade. He was Honorably discharged at the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E4) on November 16, 1984.

After his military service, Mr. Collins was employed as an instructor for CDL in Menands, and also worked for Albany Steel. He enjoyed politics, golf baseball and was a big NASCAR fan.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Richard B. “Rapper” Collins, proud United States Army Veteran.

Primary Staging Time: 10:45 A.M.

Lyons Funeral Home
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York - 12144

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home for the arrival of the family. There are no services at the funeral home. PGR will escort to the cemetery for military honors interment services;

Graceland Cemetery
680 Delaware Ave.
Albany, NY 12209

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.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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wHOTH Assistance Flyer

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month.  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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Oct 2017 ROC WarehouseFlyer