Please pass on to any Veteran you know.….They can be from any town, borough or city.
The Brookhaven Holiday Parade has decided to dedicate this years Christmas Parade to all of our active duty, veterans and retired Military Personal .
The annual parade will be held on Saturday November 22, 2014 and we are looking for anyone who would like to be involved in honoring our nations heroes.
Thanksgiving and Christmas themes are still the main event of the day but this year we wanted to give this event an extra spark, so we are reaching out to veterans and active military organizations to participate. We are calling on business, educational, political , and residential communities to capitalize on this opportunity to show our appreciation for the liberties and freedoms we all share and the men and women who played a key role in securing and maintaining our way of life.
If you wish to acknowledge their contributions by participating, please contact Parade Chairman Vawn Donaway at 610-872-0681 or our municipal center at 610-874-2557 ext. 10 and they will get the word back to one of our committee members.
Please show your support help us get the word out.
Brookhaven Borough Councilwoman
From our friend Brian Freas at Collegeville FD:
I wanted to reach out and contact you regarding our run again this year.
October 19 is the date and I could really use a flag line again at the start and finish line. We can talk specifics as it nears but I wanted to get on the calendar for that day.
Event starts at 9:30 and should be over by 11:30
Rally Time : 09:00
Rally Place: parking lot of Appalachian Brew Pub 50 W.3rd Ave Collegeville PA 19426
Collegeville Diner is a good place to eat if anyone wants to meet at 08:00, mention it below if there is any interest. You can easily walk from the Rally point.
Brenda joined A Hero’s Welcome two years ago and has worked consistently on the scene of welcome home celebrations as well as behind the scenes planning upcoming welcomes.
Brenda believes in the mission of A Hero’s Welcome and backs up that belief by being an integral part of bringing home our military. I am so grateful for all she has done to help me and A Hero’s Welcome.
Brenda’s organizational skills have been the catalyst behind current projects such as the AHW information packets that are presented to schools and community groups and the Certificates of Appreciation given to local businesses that support our missions. In addition to attending almost every Pennsylvania mission posted in the past two years, Brenda also works tirelessly to keep everyone supplied with MSAWI stars for our troops.
Please join me in welcoming Brenda as the Pennsylvania Chapter Director as she works passionately to help grow our organization through hard work and commitment to ensure all service members get the proper welcome home!
Limited seating available get your tickets today:
For more info contact:
Alex Archawski (OEF Veteran)
Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network
LI Group- http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/3069831/
“OUR TOOLS, YOUR MISSION”
Summer is over and things are going to get busy with the holidays coming up.. this also means the troops will be coming home more frequently to see family and friends.
I’d like to put together “Welcome Home Teams” to cover periods of time (creating a schedule) and to cover areas of PA and NJ where the welcomes would take place. I’m hoping this will make more efficient use of everyone’s time and resources. (Ideas are welcome)
Please contact me if you’d like to be a part of a “team’ where you live. If there is a welcome home close to you, you would present the certificate and be a part of the planning for that particular welcome. Similar to the Ride Captain for our sister group, the Warriors’ Watch Riders. It’s very exciting to know YOU put the welcome home together, very rewarding to see the family and our HERO be reunited!
Please think about it… and thank you for your continued support!
For the Troops,
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Look what we have so far!
PR: Jane Perkins and Dan O’Kane
Bucks County Team: Paul and Clare Wexler
Phila Airport Team: Dan O’Kane
Montgomery County Team: Maria and Bob Kerr
Needed: Website Moderators and Email support
Our very own Harry Rombold entered his story and the story of the Warriors’ Watch Riders mission to a recent Harley Davidson Visa commercial contest.. and well, we all know Harry is a winner.. but this time.. so did Harley Davidson!! Please sit back and enjoy this video clip.. and just think.. we all can say “we knew Harry …when”
Thank you Harry for being the perfect representative from WWR !
(password is hdv if needed)
Main Rally Point: PLANET FITNESS PARKING LOT
1400 N CHARLOTTE ST (RTE 663) Pottstown, PA 19464
Rally Time 5:45PM
KSU 6:10PM. TIGHT TIME FRAME TO WORK IN SO WE WILL BE PROMPT
Contact: AHW: Brenda 215-816-9860 WWRRC 63HOTEL (TOM )610-329-2830
Seven Years ago, A Hero’s Welcome was founded and we hosted our very first welcome home celebration at Pottsgrove High School!!! Pottsgrove Graduate and Marine Aaron Martin and Boyertown Graduate Patrick Smith!!!
Since then, A Hero’s Welcome has grown to welcome home hundreds of military members! Pottsgrove Football team wanted to continue this tradition, so each football season for local veterans they do just that.
AHW and WWR will once again join together to honor local, hometown Veterans at their home game on Friday 9/26/14.
A Hero’s Welcome was contacted by Athletic Director, Gary DeRenzo and invited AHW and WWR to join in the celebration. Pottsgrove Cheerleaders will lead the Veterans out onto the football field and the Football team members will honor the Vets and present the them with an MSAWI ‘Star for our Troops” , the same star packet we present at our welcome home celebrations. Please join AHW, WWR and Pottsgrove Football if you can.. and don’t forget to bring your American Flag, supporting Pottsgrove H.S. as they continue this proud tradition!
Here are pictures from last year’s event!
and link to an article about the very first A Hero’s (and Pottsgrove) Welcome Home.
Washington Crossing National Cemetery
Unattended Veterans’ Service
Thursday September 25, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Military Honors will be performed in honor of those veterans interred in the month of September who had no one attending their service.
The names will be read, the Pennsylvania Military Honors team will present the flag to a volunteer who will receive the flag on behalf of all of the veterans. The Guardians will perform the rifle salute and provide live Taps if available. If not, the electronic bugle will be used.
The Unattended Veteran’s Service will take place after any scheduled 1:30pm service has been completed.
It is our hope that all cemetery employees will be present along with any interested individuals wishing to attend. Feel free to invite anyone you wish. Clergy of all faiths are invited to attend. If they care to offer any words during the service, please contact Gina Accardo, at 215-504-5610 ext 202, or e-mail email@example.com .
Main Rally Point
Applebees (really Chick-fil-a)
Newtown, PA 18940
Rally Time 1300
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A Hero’s Welcome has received the following request from Joe Sciara Honor Flight / Philadelphia to join them in welcoming home 6 buses filled with WWII veterans returning from Washington DC!
The Warriors’ Watch Riders will escort the buses from border of Delaware / Philadelphia On I95 north bound (rest stop) to the Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA. Honor Flight volunteers, A Hero’s Welcome along with family and friends of the Greatest Generation will be waiting with American Flags waiving! Please join us for this memorable occasion!Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Rally Point: 5:15 PM Parx Casino
2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020
AHW and the Warriors’ Watch Riders were invited to join the Phoenixville Football Parent’s Association and join them in honoring our Military!
“Hello, I am the president of the Phoenixville Football Parent’s Association and we are having our 3rd annual American Pride Football Game on Friday 9/12 where we will be honoring current military personnel and veterans. Just like in the past, I would again like to invite your group to attend this event so we are able to honor those who have sacrificed so much for us and our country. This is a very important event for the community and those who have served and we are hoping you will be able to join us. Please let me know if you will be able to attend. I hope you can make it!
Sincerely, Linda Deuber “
As in the past couple of years, we are going to ride in making lots of noise and then stand flag line on the field during the opening festivities.
Rally Place : Starr Diner Parking Lot Phoenixville, PA (Diner is now closed)
Rally Time : 6:00 PM
KSU: 6:25 PM
RC: Available. This is an easy one.