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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

George R. Maxfield Sr.

US Navy - Korean War Era

Troy, New York - 08/16/18



The family of Mr. George Richard Maxfield Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Mr. Maxfield, 82, passed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.

Born in Troy, George was raised in Grafton, NY. He enlisted in the United States Navy on 29 September, 1954 during the Korean War, and served aboard the USS Sigourney (DD-643), a Fletcher-class destroyer. He was honorably discharged on 20 August, 1957 at the rank of Seaman Apprentice (E-2).

After his military service, George worked at the New York State Canal Corporation for 30 years and also ran a successful small farming business and vegetable stand with his wife on Guideboard Road in Halfmoon. After retirement, George worked for the Town of Halfmoon Parks Department.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Mr. Maxfield's obituary, available for viewing online at the Mcloughlin & Mason Funeral Home website at:

Staging Time:
09:15 a.m.

McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
8 109th Street
(Third Ave. & 109th)
Troy, NY 12180

Ride Captain:

Paul Orzolek

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home for the arrival of family and guests. There will be a 10:00 a.m. funeral service at the funeral home, followed by dignified transfer and escort to the cemetery for interment with military honors:

Elmwood Hill Cemetery
51 Belle Ave.
Troy, NY 12180

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.


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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