3/29/15 PA UPDATE! Overdue Welcome Home/ Mug ‘n Hug for Harrison “Buck” Appel Skippack, PA

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We’ll be joining the Warriors’ Watch Riders for one of their famous Mug n Hugs in Skippack township this Sunday to say “Thank You” to a US Marine who served our country in Vietnam in 1967.. it’s 2015 and it’s time to give this Hero the welcome home he deserves!!!!

Buck join Marine Corps in 1966 right out of high school, attended boot camp at Parris Island and was shipped to Vietnam in April 1967.  He  was in the 11th Marine Artillery and took part in the offensive,  his battery fired into Hue city during the battle of Hue.

Buck received two Purple Hearts while in Vietnam;  one from machine gun fire in the elbow and a mortar round shrapnel in the chest.

Buck returned home in May 1968 and was honorable discharged soon after.

Collegeville area.
Rally time: 1:30 pm

Rally Place  WAWA  Rt.73 and Rt.113 Skippack parking lot.
K.S.U. 2:00 pm

RC. Hogrider/ Huggy

NJ UPDATE / rally point change! 3/28/14 Welcome Home Cpl. John Lauriello, U.S.M.C. WWII / Iwo Jima Veteran Westmont, NJ

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This mission has been rescheduled, new times and locations below!  Please pass the word!!!

Rally Point: PATCO train station parking lot across from the Irish Mile Rest.

 350 Haddon Avenue in Haddon Township

Rally Time: 11:15 am KSU 11:55 am

 

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The Warriors’ Watch Riders have been invited by the family of WWII Veteran, USMC Cpl. John Lauriello, 5th Marine Division, 27th Regiment, to welcome him home from IWO JIMA and provide an escort for the last leg of his journey.This WWII Veteran is coming home from Iwo Jima, where he was able to show his son and grandson the beach where he defended our country 70 years ago! Although he was designated to be an electronics technician, he wound up a rifleman in the first 30 seconds. John returned to that Japanese island to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the fateful attack. John and 30 other soldiers were part in a memorial tribute hosted by both US and Japanese officials on March 21st.Donations from the Iwo Jima Association of America and many other military veterans helped make the trip possible.Attached is a video link to 6abc’s sendoff earlier this week.
http://6abc.com/news/70-years-later-loc … a-/558829/

 

PA 4/4/15 Welcome to your NEW home SSgt. Jessica Clymer, U.S.M.C. Langhorne, PA

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*****Welcome to your NEW HOME SSgt. Jessica Clymer, USMC *****
04/04/2015

A Hero’s Welcome, we will be joining the Warriors’ Watch Riders and  Paul Hoffecker, Founder and CEO of Renovating Hope to welcome SSgt.  Jessica Clymer, USMC into her new renovated home.

Jessica’s  home and all its content was destroyed by floods after she came back from her deployment in Afghanistan. Renovating Hope has now completed her renovated home and they are ready to welcome SSgt. Clymer to home!

We are planning to make this mission as big as possible. We will be bringing as much attention to SSgt. Clymer, Renovating Hope, and their mission as possible.

Thank you to 2nd Brigade MC for joining us and helping us honor SSgt. Clymer!

Lets all come out and give SSgt. Clymer the rock star treatment that we are known for!

Rally Point: Brian’s Harley Davidson  600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047
Rally Time: 10:00am
KSU:  10:30am
R/C Huggy
http://www.renovatinghope.org/

3/30/15 Multi-State Flag Line to Honor Maryland Vietnam Vets

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We have been asked by the people from Hospice of the Chesapeake to stand a flag line to Honor the Vietnam Vets from Maryland and also mark that day as a Holiday.

This is a Multi State Mission so if any States want to set a rally point please do, I would like for all States to rally before going into the fort so we can go in as one i will post more info on our rally points as time gets near.

ANYONE HAVING ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT RC:  Tug  tugwwrnj@aol.com   for up to date info please see link below: 

http://www.warriorswatch.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=1362

by Tug: ” On Monday, March 30th, Maryland will be honoring Vietnam Veterans with a certificate of thanks & declaring that day as a State Holiday. There will be Senators, Congressman, & possibly the Governor in attendance. This is being coordinated by Hospice of the Chesapeake & is currently
scheduled to be held at Ft. Meade. My sister, Elisabeth, is helping with the coordination & has requested the WWR to attend. They are looking for as much support in honoring these Veterans as possible. The invitation is extended to the Legion, VFW, & any other military/veteran organization.

I don’t know if the WWR would be interested in honoring them as well with certificates/coins. That is something you’ll have to coordinate with her. I expressed to her that there should be a designated area for the bikes. I’m excited to go as her father-in-law will be honored & my gf’s dad will be honored. If you know anyone from MD that is a Vietnam Veteran & is willing to participate,
please let her know so they can be added to the list of honorees.”
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HTTP://WWW.NJRUNFORTHEFALLEN.ORG

WWWR NJ Calendar
http://www.warriorswatch.org/nj

Get NJ Mission alerts text “follow @warriorswatchnj” to 40404

 

DE Chapter collecting items for Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans in Northern Delaware

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AHW-DE  PLEASE SHARE

A Hero’s Welcome Delaware Chapter are collecting items to help

Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans in Northern Delaware.

15 AHWDEdonations

There are 20 veterans residing in the shelter and many waiting to come in from the COLD.

We are in need of toiletries (Shampoo, soap, deodorant, shaving cream, toothpaste etc….) We have received a donation from a local

#1 request from our Veterans is SOCKS and baseball caps!!!

Dollar Stores are a great source if you have connections please let us know.

Any donations are greatly appreciated, If you can help please email Rosely at ahwdelaware@gmail.com

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

DE Chapter 1 Recognized by Wreaths Across America

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Rosely Robinson, Delaware Chapter Director and her Delaware team worked tirelessly this past year to make the Wreaths Across America mission a HUGE success.  Rosely, Bob, Elaine, Judy, Jim, Calvin, Carol among others raised funds to purchase beautiful wreaths to be placed on the graves of our Veterans.  Rosely and Jim even made a trip to the Arlington National Cemetery to work with the Wreaths Across America organization and were honored to participate in the Honor Mission and burial of a Marine who had recently passed.

The Delaware Chapter of A Hero’s Welcome also received a letter of  Thanks and Certificate of appreciation sent to Rosely.

GREAT JOB! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!   Other Chapters are welcome to participate in the Wreaths Across America 2015, please contact Rosely for more information.  

Saturday, December 12, 2015

National Wreaths Across America Day

– See more at: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/#sthash.cGUxs735.dpuf

http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/about/

 

New Jersey 1/22/15 Hoops for our Troops Night! Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

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 NNJ Veteran's Night a Hasbrouck HS

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Please join the Hasbrouck Heights Lady Aviators as we honor and thank all of the veterans and current servicemen and women in attendance for their service. 

All military persons are invited to attend the Girls Basketball game on Thursday, January 22 at 6:45 pm at Hasbrouck Heights High School in the New Gym.  Admission for military personnel is free.

Please join us as we show our gratitude for our Troops!!!

Location: 365 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604

SEPA 11/15/14 Food Drive for Homeless Vets, Pottstown, PA

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It’s that time of year again, Second Brigade Motorcycle Club (SBMC) is gathering food for to feed “Homeless and Needy Vets”.  YES, you heard me .. HOMELESS VETS!   … these are two words that should never be said in the same sentence. SBMC gathers food to feed the homeless and needy Vets in the Reading, PA area all year long, hosting monthly stand downs at Reading Park.  

During the Holidays, this is even more important. Let’s help them, help those who gave their best to our Country.

Please consider bringing a donation of  non-perishable food items, a turkey, ham, etc. to the Sanatoga Thriftway located at 2190 E High St, Pottstown, PA 19464.  

Date: Saturday 11/15/14

Time:  10 am- 4 pm

Thank you!

SBMC Joint Ops Food Drive

 

Please join us for our annual Food Drive at the Sanatoga Thriftway supermarket – thanks very much to those folks for hosting us again! We’ll be collecting all types of packaged food for Christmas time deliveries to our shut-in and at-risk Veterans and their families. Hams, turkeys, canned goods of course! Ready-made is best, but we’re happy with anything you bring! Thank you all for all the years you’ve helped – and we hope to see you on 15 November from 10 until 4!

 


November 8, 2014
Reading PA

Here is a view of the SBMC helping Vets at a SBMC Veteran’s Stand Down

 

What’s a “Stand Down”? It’s an opportunity for our local disadvantaged Veterans to get a wellness check, new clothing, cool weather gear, toiletries and other necessities – including bed rolls, blankets and more – all free of charge to VetsVets: just bring your VA ID card or your DD214…we’ll get you squared away! (Don’t have one? We can help.) Wanna help out? Great – be at Reading’s City Park in Veterans’ Grove at 9am for a great day of helping our nation’s heroes – Veterans!
Every second Saturday of each and every month…rain or shine, we’ll be there, helping our Veterans. Come out and help…it’ll be the best day of YOUR month!

PA 10/5/14 SHORT NOTICE M&H FOR SSG Othoniel Cruz Rondon, US Army Collegeville, PA

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Warriors’ Watch Riders have received a request from the family of SSG. Rondon for one of our world famous M&H’s at a party the family is throwing for our hero. Here is a little about SSG. Rondon. 

He has been active duty for 10 years in the Infantry (Army). He has 3 beautiful daughters and a soon to be step-daughter (Evelyn, Dawn, Aaliyah and Khaleesi). Othoniel is originally from a small town in Puerto Rico. He has done 2 tours in Iraq and this tour in Afghanistan.

For this deployment he left in the middle of January 2014 and did not return until the end of August 2014. In this past tour he missed his beautiful daughter Khaleesi’s birth, who is now about to be 6 months old on Oct 8.

The family could not be there for his welcome home ceremony in El Paso, TX. It was very heart breaking for everyone.

He is very proud of being a Soldier and thinks of the Army very highly and loves what he does, even with all the heart ache and problems it has caused for him physically and mentally.

Othoniel hasn’t seen his daughters, Evelyn and Dawn, for 3 years  as  they live in the Philippines, it has been really hard on him. 

Rally Point: 130 West Main St. Collegeville, PA. 19426

Rally Time: 16:00 (4:00 PM) 

KSU: 16:25 (4:25 PM) 

Looking for ways to help AHW? I’ve got some ideas!

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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,

Maria Hyland

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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

Warriors’ Watch Rider Harry Rombold featured on Harley Davidson Visa Commercial!

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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 !

http://vimeo.com/45636271

(password is hdv if needed)

PA 3/26/15 Washington Crossing National Cemetery Unattended Veterans’ Service Newtown, PA

Washington Crossing National Cemetery
Unattended Veterans’ Service

Thursday, March 26, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Military Honors will be performed in honor of those veterans interred this month 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 gina.accardo@va.gov .

Main Rally Point
Applebees (really Chick-fil-a)
Newtown Shopping Center
4 West Road, Newtown, PA 18940

Rally Time 1300
KSU 1330

 

PA 3/25/15 STAND DOWN! Mug & Hug Daniel Dawson, U.S.A.F.

THIS MISSION IS A STAND DOWN:

WWR has been contacted by a friend of Danny’s to see if we can do a Mug & Hug for this returning Afghanistan veteran.
Of course we said yes!
Dan works for PECO energy as a Preventative Maint. Tech.
We will be thanking him at the end of their monthly safety meeting.
We may also have people from PECO meeting us at the rally point.

Main Rally Point TBD
Rally Time TBD
KSU TBD

3/14/15 PA/NJ/DE Honor Mission for P/O Wilson, #9990, PPD Lansdowne, PA

A Hero’s Welcome, we have been invited to join the Warriors’ Watch Riders as they pay well-deserved respects to Police Officer Robert Wilson III who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, March 5th.

All members are encouraged to attend. This will be a joint mission with PA, NJ, & DE.

Due to the expected attendance, we will limit their duties to a flag line along Baltimore Avenue outside of Fernwood Cemetery along Baltimore Avenue.

We may be posting changes to this site as we hear them from the Phila. PD., return to this site and make sure you have the closest rally points as they are added and the most recent information on the mission!!

Mission Date: Saturday, March 14th.
Main Rally Point: Giant Pharmacy, 300 E Baltimore Ave., Lansdowne, PA 19050
Main Rally Time: 9:30 am, KSU to cemetery at 10:30 am

Secondary Rally Point: Brian’s HD, 600 S. Flowers Mill Rd., Levittown
Rally Time: 8:30 am, KSU to main RP at 9:00

Secondary Rally Point: Home Depot Lansdale, 751 Horsham Rd., Lansdale Pa. 19446
Rally Time: 8:00 am, KSU to main RP at 8:30.

3/15/15 PA Mug ‘n Hug for Petty Officer 3rd Class Joanna Hambleton, Lansdale, PA

We have received a request to Mug ‘n Hug Petty Officer 3rd Class Joanna Hambleton, US Navy during a quick trip home from Camp LeJeune.

She has just returned from Africa where she was helping in a medical relief mission.  Joanna will be attending a celebration in memory of fallen family member at a nearby restaurant and that’s where we will meet our HERO and thank her for her service!

Let’s join the Warriors’ Watch Riders and give this HERO the welcome home she deserves!

Rally Point: Pennwood Plaza

1801 N. Broad St., Lansdale, PA 19446
Rally Time: 11:15 am
KSU: 11:45 am

RC: Aeropilot