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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

Ivan A. Deitz

USMC, Korean War Era

Multi-City, New York - 07-27-2018



The family of Mr. Ivan A. Deitz has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Ivan, 81, passed on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Ivan is the brother of our own long-time PGR member Don "ICD" Deitz. Born in Albany, Ivan attended Rensselaer City School, and worked a majority of his life as a truck driver for Sysco. He joined the United States Marine Corps on July 7, 1953, and was trained as basic tank and amphibious vehicle Marine (MOS 1800). He was honorably discharged on February 4, 1955 at the rank of Private and, for his service was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

Ivan's full obituary is available for viewing online at:

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. Ivan A. Deitz.

Staging Time:
08:45 a.m.

Defreestville Park & Ride
520 N. Greenbush Road
(Route 4)
N. Greenbush, NY  12144

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Staging at the Defreestville Park & Ride to meet and escort family to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment services. KSU approximately 09:15 a.m.

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided  
If you have a Large Flag Bike, please bring it.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS:  07-27-18 
Staging Time:  10:00 a.m.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY  12871

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Interment services with full military honors scheduled for 10:30 a.m. For those staging directly to the cemetery, please be aware of any services in progress. Do not pass the Stratton Memorial area until services in progress conclude.

Members arriving early are asked to establish a flag line at the entrance to the cemetery for the arrival of the escort.

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided  
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

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


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