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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

Adolph S. Szaras Jr., USAAC Veteran

Cheektowaga, New York - 26 Feb 2018


We have been requested to participate in Honoring another WWII Hero. Adolph S. Szaras, Jr. of Cheektowaga passed away on February 22nd at the age of 97. 

He served 3 years in the US Army Air Corps from 1942-1945, including over 14 months in the European Theater. His MOS was 611-Aerial Gunner, and he was attached to the 18th Bomb Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. 

Mr. Szaras was involved in the Air Offensive Europe Campaign. On 30 May 1944 his B-24 was shot down by enemy fire, and he received injuries as a result. Mr. Szaras was captured and endured 11 months as a German POW, including one of the torturous forced "Great Marches." He was finally liberated by Patton's Army, and was Honorably Discharged on 27 October 1945 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. For his Heroic Service to our Nation, Adolph S. Szaras Jr. was awarded the Purple Heart Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; Prisoner of War Medal; WW-II Victory Medal.


Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.

Daniel R. Smolarek Funeral Home
2510 Union Road
Cheektowaga, New York - 14227

Ride Captain:

Wayne Siminski

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family.
Prayer Service at the FH at 9:30 AM, followed by Dignified Escort to St. Philip the Apostle Church, 950 Losson Road, Buffalo. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM, followed by Dignified Escort to St. Stanislaus Cemetery for Burial with Military Honors.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Army flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are properly placed and securely attached.

Mr. Szaras endured challenges and difficulties during his Service to our Nation that most of us cannot relate to. Please consider devoting some time to help Honor him, and to support his loving and proud family.

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: Don Higgins
Position: SRC, Region 1


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HOTH Assistance Flyer Rev C


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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