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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

Randall E. Hagar
US Navy, WWII Veteran and
Law Enforcement Officer

MULTI-CITY, New York - 14 Nov 2014


The family of Mr. Randall E. Hagar has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.

Mr. Hagar, 92, of Niskayuna, passed away on Saturday November 4, 2017 at home. Born in Damarescotta Mills, Maine Randall graduated from Lincoln Academy in New Castle, ME at age 17. He joined the Maine State Guard Reserve and that same year he joined the United States Navy in Portland, ME on October 5, 1943. During his service, he was assigned to the USS Aucilla (AO-56), a Cimarron-class fleet oiler, and was involved in numerous engagements in the Pacific fleet. He earned the WW II Victory medal, American Theatre medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre medal and the Philippine Liberation Theatre medal. He was Honorably discharged as a Shipfitter 3rd Class.

After the war he served on fleet tankers for Esso and later at G.E. as steam fitter. He later entered the Schenectady Police force in 1958 as a patrolman, working his way up to a vice detective until his retirement in 1981. After his retirement, net continued to support the family business, Bell Hagar Antiques and Bell Hagar Fashions. Randall was a member of the Elk's and American Legion Post 1092.

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. Randall E. Hagar, "Greatest Generation" hero.

Primary Staging Time: 10:30 A.M.

Jones Funeral Home
1503 Union Street
Schenectady, New York - 12309

Ride Captain:

"Big Dan" Nolin

Special Instructions:

Members will form a flag line for arrival of family and guests. Visitation hour from 10:45 to 11:45 AM, followed by escort to Saratoga National cemetery for a 1:00 PM interment service.

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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 14 Nov, 2017
Staging #2 Time: 12:30 P.M.

Saratoga National cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York - 12871

Ride Captain:

"Big Dan" Nolin

Special Instructions:

For those staging directly to the cemetery, please do so quietly and be aware of any services already in progress. Please do not gather at the Visitor Center, but rather proceed to Interment Shelter parking area.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
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

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