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Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America

Time to begin to ramp up our efforts to see to it that as many wreaths as possible are able to be placed on the graves of our veterans at Saratoga National Cemetery.


Every year in early December, scores of tractor trailer trucks leave Maine and make their way across the U.S. – to deliver wreaths to Veteran’s cemeteries. Wreaths which have been purchased by citizens for placement on the graves of our honored veterans at Christmas time.

Capital area Patriot Guard Riders have been a part of the volunteer effort that fund raises for and places these wreaths at the graves at Saratoga National Cemetery.

Hard to believe but it is that time of year again – time to begin to ramp up our efforts to see to it that as many wreaths as possible are able to be placed on the graves of our veterans at Saratoga National Cemetery.


Please contact me for the application-

The Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern New York have been granted Group Sponsorship status within the Wreaths Across America organization.

What does our Group Sponsorship status mean?

For every two wreaths that are ordered – using our group code NY0057 – WAA will donate another wreath – we get 3 for 2. You will see on the order forms that the appropriate cemetery designation for G. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery is “NYGSNS” but just as important – the Sponsoring Group ID# is “NY0057” for the Patriot Guard Riders.

Just complete the form and mail in check with your order and our sponsorship code will be credited.


For those who wish to order a wreath on-line please use the following procedures – quick and easy!


  • On the Home screen’s 1st page you will see SPONSOR WREATHS in the middle of the screen. Just below that – in small print – you will see a link to Local Fundraising Group – click on that link.
  • “Wreath Sponsorship – Choose Your Local Fundraising Group” page.
  • Scroll down and enter the number of wreaths you wish to purchase.
  • Below that you will see a line for “Select Group To Support” – On that line please type NY0057 – then press Enter. Below the line a window will inform you that this code belongs to “Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern NY (NY0057)” – Click on this window and you will be shown that the location to be supported is “Gerald B Solomon National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY”
  • Now click on the REVIEW MY SPONSORSHIPS button.
  • The next screen will confirm the number of wreaths you have ordered as well as confirming the Sponsorship Code and Location Code you have selected.
  • Just continue to follow the screen prompts to make your payment and finalize you order and YOU’RE DONE

For the 3rd year in a row our ultimate goal was finally achieved – 12,000+ wreaths were able to completely cover every veteran’s grave at the cemetery – this couldn’t have happened without all your support

Now is not the time to rest on our laurels. The cemetery inters over an additional 1000+ veterans every year – so we have to make sure we keep up with these increases.

If any of you should have any questions about the forms or about the Wreaths Across America program – please feel free to contact me at any time.

This is a voluntary program – participate or don’t participate but spread the word about this wonderful program to others who you think may be interested.


Lets hope that this years efforts will exceed last years. Thank you for all your help.