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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

Philip P. Pastore, Jr.

U.S. Navy - WW II Veteran

Batavia, New York - 07-23-18


The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand for WW-II Veteran and well-known Batavia businessman Philip P. Pastore, Jr., who passed away on 17 July 2018 at the age of 93.
Mr. Pastore served 2-1/2 years active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946, with a rating of Carpenter's Mate 3rd Class, and was attached to a Navy Seabee unit in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Mr. Pastore was Honorably Discharged on 27 March 1946 with the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class (E-4), and was awarded: American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Bronze Campaign Star; WW-II Victory Medal.
"Philly" Pastore was the owner for 65 years of Batavia's infamous "Pok-A-Dot" Restaurant.

Staging Time:
8:30 a.m.

Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company
329-333 West Main Street (Rt. 63)
Batavia, NY 14020

Ride Captain:

Joe Joyce

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family.  Prayer Service at the FH at 9:30 AM.

Followed by Dignified Escort to Ascension Parish, 19 Sumner Street, Batavia for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM.

Followed by Dignified Escort to St. Joseph's Cemetery for Interment with Military Honors.

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag, dress for the weather, and ensure your large flags are properly placed and securely attached.

It is expected that this will be a high-profile Funeral. Please consider helping to ensure there is ample PGR presence in Honor of Mr. Pastore's WW-II Service to our Nation, and in support of his very proud and loving family.

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided.
Large Bike Flags will be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Don Higgins
Position: SRC, R-1

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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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