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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***Updated 10 October 2017 - 07:50 AM***

STAND DOWN - The family of Norman Hameister has decided they would like to keep the interment private, and have graciously cancelled our involvement with their apologies, and with their continued thanks for everything the PGR did for them in April.

Don Higgins
Senior Ride Captain
Region 1
Honor Mission

Norman R. Hameister, Veteran
Tonawanda, New York - 20 Oct 2017


On April 2 & 3, PGR stood for extraordinary WWII Navy Seabees Veteran Norman R. Hameister.
Link to previous mission:

Mr. Hameister's granddaughter has requested that we stand one more time for her Hero Grandfather as he is laid to rest at Elmlawn Cemetery.

Primary Staging Time: 12:00 P.M.

Elmlawn Cemetery
3939 Delaware Avenue
Tonawanda, New York - 14217

Ride Captain:

John Ben

Joe Joyce

Special Instructions:

RCs John Ben and Joe Joyce led the 2 days in April, and will now jointly complete the Mission.
Grave Plot is located at Birdhouse 123.
Flag Line for arrival of family, with Interment at 1:00 P.M.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or U.S. Navy flag, and dress for the weather.
Please do whatever you're able to help support this short Mission as we pay final Honors to Navy Seabee EM2c Norman Hameister.

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:
Don Higgins, SRC, Reg-1

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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