10/14/15 Overdue Welcome Home for Francis Leonard, Korean War Vet NE Philadelphia, PA



We will be celebrating a long over-due welcome home for combat Veteran, Mr. Francis Leonard, US Army.  Our Hero served during the Korean War and was also was stationed in South Carolina .  His family would love to have us give him a welcome home and it would be honor to fulfill this family’s wish.. LET”S SHOW FRANCIS HOW MUCH HE MEANS TO US.. AND HOW THANKFUL WE ARE FOR HIS SERVICE!!!

Please pass the word… grab a friend and invite them to A Hero’s Welcome.

Leonard attended Sacred Heart Elementary, West Catholic High School for Boys, and Drexel University where he was a Business Major.

Francis married his love, Joanne on May 21st, 1960 and they have been married for 55 yrs.  He was born in Kensington, has 2 brothers and spent his childhood in Havertown, PA . Francis worked in the Credit Departments for Sears and SKF Industries.


Mr.  Leonard has been a wonderful provider.  He has taken good care of his family, especially his wife, Joanne.  He has put her on a pedestal because of what Joanne has done for his mother, taking care of her in their home.  ;

Francis loves Sports , especially football.  Was a football official for 25 yrs with ARCO, as well as an umpire for baseball for multiple schools, semi-pros and leagues  ARCO is an agency of sports officials.

Time: 10:15 am 

Location: 9456 State Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114



11/8/15 Philadelphia’s first Veteran’s Parade, Philadelphia, PA


FIRST EVER PHILADELPHIA VETERANS PARADE !   City’s First-Ever Veterans Parade Building Momentum

If you would like to participate in this parade as a part of A Hero’s Welcome, please contact.  maria@aheros-welcome.org

MEETING POINT TBA/ please watch our site for updates 

If you would like your troop support group to join in the parade, please use the application form link :


October, 2015



More than 75 registrants have signed up for the first-ever Philadelphia Veterans Parade on Sunday, Nov. 8, in Center City.

The Parade Committee is still accepting registrants past the Oct. 1 deadline. To register visit ­­­­­the parade web site: www.phillyveteransparade.org and complete the one-page online form.

Participation is open to all in the city and in the three-state region (PA/NJ/DE) for the parade, which will start at noon at S. Broad and Walnut streets.

This year’s Parade will focus on veterans though history. The Parade will also commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II, the 50th Anniversary of Vietnam and the 25th Anniversary of Desert Shield. The parade will feature veterans of all eras, military units, civic and youth groups (including Junior ROTC), businesses, and high school marching bands.

Any entity that supports veterans is encouraged to join the parade, said Scott Brown, director of the Philadelphia Veterans Commission, which is organizing the event. Registration is required to facilitate planning and for security purposes, he added.  Brown said that it’s being held on Nov. 8 so it will highlight and not interfere with traditional Veterans Day observances on Nov. 11.

“It was really a no-brainer when we realized such a city-wide observance had never been held and we went to Philadelphia Congressman Bob Brady and City Council president Darrell Clarke, both of whom enthusiastically supported the idea,” Brown said.

“This will be a day to celebrate and honor area veterans and their service to their country,” Brady said. “It’s something we should have done a long time ago.”

Clarke echoed those sentiments, noting that “we’re proud to sponsor this event and will pull out all stops to showcase how Philadelphia feels about its veterans.” Also endorsing the event is David Oh, city council’s only veteran member.

Brown and the commission have formed a committee of more than 50 veterans’ representatives, including those from the public and private sector, to form the parade. Overseeing the organization of the event is Bob McMahon, Media’s mayor and the organizer of one of the most successful Memorial Day parade’s in the region.  “The interest already has been overwhelming and very gratifying,” said Brown, who expects more than 100 groups to participate.

The commission has been seeking participation from a variety of organizations and has commitments from both the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, who will be facing each other in the annual Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia on Dec. 12, and a number of local ROTC units.  A number of Medal of Honor recipients are also expected to attend.

The one-mile parade route has been set. It will start at noon at S. Broad and Walnut streets, travel north on Broad around City Hall, east on Market Street before ending at Independence Hall.  WPVI Channel 6-ABC is the official media partner and will be broadcasting the event live from the start until 1:30 p.m.

The parade also has the support of H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, noted philanthropist and owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who Brady contacted immediately after the commission brought him the concept. Lenfest, who served on Navy destroyers during the Korean War, already is a patron of the Greater Philadelphia Traditions Fund,  which supports 13 other parades and festivals in the city, including the Mummer’s Parade.

More information can be found on the parade’s web site: www.phillyveteransparade.org.  The commission will provide regular updates via the web site and a Facebook page, which will be established.

www.phillyveteransparade.org …Veterans Advisory Commission…215-686-3163

Rm. 127 City Hall…Philadelphia PA 19107

10/10/15 Fundraiser Beef and Beer for Joe Crescenz, brother of Medal of Honor Recipient, West Chester, PA


A Beef and Beer will be held to at the VFW in West Chester, PA to raise funds for Joe Crescenz, PATRIOT and  brother of Medal of Honor recipient, Michael Crescenz, US Army, Vietnam.

Joe has been gravely ill for over 2 years and the medical bills have been enormous.  Joe was instrumental in having the Phila VA Medical Center renamed after his brother who was the only Medal of Honor recipient from Philadelphia killed in the Vietnam War.

Date: Saturday 10/10/15

Time: 5:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M  (The food will start around 6:00)

Location: West Chester VFW / VFW Post 106

837 Lincoln Avenue

West Chester, PA 19380

Cost:  $25.00 per person.

Tickets for the Beef & Beer will be limited because of the size of the VFW.   If you want tickets please respond immediately to this e-mail mcrescenz@hotmail.com 


  • How many tickets you want
  • The names of the people the tickets are for

Contact Monica by email with  your info and your  tickets will be held for you at the door.

The $25.00 will include buffet dinner, soda, 2 kegs of beer and a great time.  There will also be a cash bar for non-beer drinkers.

As you know this is a fundraiser to support Joe Doc and his family.  Please bring extra cash for the Silent Auction and a 50/50 raffle. 

For those of you that cannot attend the Beef & Beer we will be holding a 50/50.  If you want to participate, consider sending a donation.

Please make the check out to Monica Strauser (Joe’s daughter) and mail it to:

Fred Gordon
94 Yellowwood Drive
Downingtown PA 19335


10/?/15 Group Welcome Home at Continuing Care Center, NW Philadelphia


Plans are still in the works to honor Veterans who are residents at Therapeutic Recreation in Germantown section of Philadelphia so watch this site for updates and confirmed date and time.

From the Amy, Director of Recreational Therapy:  We are a  non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Center in the North West region of Philadelphia. We have several residents here who were involved in many different aspects of service, including registered veterans, nurses who were involved in caring for service members and we even a woman living in our community who was responsible for photography during her time of service. Thank you so much for all that you do!”  

Amy, It will be our honor to join together to recognize members of this community!





Looking for members in the Virginia Beach area to assist with Welcome Home



A Hero’s Welcome,

We  have received a  welcome home request from a husband of a Sailor in Virginia Beach, VA who recently returned from her 3rd deployment!  She has spent many months away from her children and her hubby wanted to do something special for his wife when she returned home.  We have not been able to properly plan a welcome home since currently have no chapter in the Virginia Beach area but…that doesn’t mean it won’t still happen!!!

If you know of anyone in the Virginia Beach area that would be interested in helping us plan a welcome home for this Sailor, please contact me.

Our Hero is already home so this will be an easy mission to plan…

For the Troops,

Maria  Hyland

A Hero’s Welcome


9/26/15 Welcome Home for WWII Veteran Ronald Wilkins, Royersford, PA



A terrific turnout by all to welcome home and say Thank You to WWII Veteran Ron Wilkins!

some photos from today:

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IMG_3325 IMG_3326 Thank you to Limerick PD for the safe escort!!!

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Good friends of A Hero’s Welcome,  Debbie  and Cherokee,  contacted  A Hero’s Welcome  about doing an long over due Welcome Home for Debbie’s father.

(Debbie is the Nurse Administrator at SEPA Veteran’s Hospital in Spring City, and both work tirelessly for our Veterans.) Debbie’s Dad is Ron Wilkins and the family will be celebrating his 92 nd birthday.  Little does Ron know.. we’ll be part of his celebration.

The British Royal Navy was an ally of the United States and we would be honored to escort Mr. Wilkins and his family to dinner and present him with our coin and star.

From Debbie:

A Tribute to Ron Wilkins, my Dad

Ronald Wilkins is a 92 year old WWII British Royal Navy Veteran.  He was an Able Seaman who served as a gunner on the HMS Exmoor, a Hunt Class Escort Destroyer.  During the Second World War, Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine (Nazi Germany’s Navy) attempted to blockade the United Kingdom using submarines (U-boats) operating in this area. Since almost all shipping to and from the United Kingdom passed through the Atlantic Ocean, it was an excellent hunting ground and had to be heavily defended as our ally troops passed through.

My Dad entered my life when I was seven years old.  My biological father had passed when I was five years old.  He willingly took on the role of being my Dad, and along with my Mom, has stood by my side through some pretty rough times.

Silent Strong Dad

He never looks for praises
He’s never one to boast
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most
His dreams are seldom spoken
His wants are very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too
He’s there…. A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife
A true friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad
One of our greatest blessings,
The man that we call Dad.

Thank you for your service and

Dad, thanks for everything that you have done – you are to me what to earth is the sun.


Main Rally Point
Parke Town Beverage
310 N Lewis Rd.
Royersford, PA 19468

Rally Time


Bring 3×5 flags.. Flag line at the rally point, Hero being driven there...

PA 11/7/15 8th Annual Salute the Troops Car Show, Media, PA Please support this event!



A Hero’s Welcome has been invited to join the Delco Cruisers at their largest event  of the year!  The 8th Annual Salute the Troops Car Show.  Delco Cruisers have been a big supporter of A Hero’s Welcome and our brother/sister troop support groups and we truly appreciate what they do for our military.

If you are a car enthusiast or Patriot.. come join us… if you are interested in manning our A Hero’s Welcome info table, please let me know!

Date: Saturday Nov. 7, 2015

Place; Rose Tree Park  1671 N. Providence Road  (Rt. 252 and 1) Media, PA 19063

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm



10/9/15 Fox 29 Salute the Military Day, Philadelphia, PA


IMG_2474PRE-DAWN:   A Hero’s Welcome table is set up and ready to greet the troops!IMG_2476 William Thomas, USMC on guard. IMG_2479 A Hero’s Welcome on duty, special thanks to William, Marge and Jerry for your help manning the tent.. thanks Sharon for keeping the chair warm and Tom Manning pretending he doesn’t know us.  WON’T WORK TOM!!  thanks for stopping by and for your support. IMG_2482 Welcoming Home Morris Funk, U.S. Army at the A Hero’s Welcome tent at Fox29 Salute the TroopsIMG_2483

Thank you note from Jodi at Fox 29:

Hi Maria and Brenda!!

Thank you thank you thank you!  Today was such a great day and I can’t begin to say how much it means to mento have you and the organization represented each year at out event.  What you continue to do for all the returning military is just so great and I’m happy to highlight all the work that you do everyday!  Glad we were also able to work in the welcome home today–I think that always adds such a nice emotional touch to what this day is all about so thank you for organizing that last minute too.  Sorry Brenda we called you Judy at one point–they were getting confused with the Red Cross representative!  Had the wrong note–

I hope you enjoyed yourself today though and got to walk around and have some food too and see the rest of the even–  I was just running around all morning and was trying to take in and much as I could–  I love it though and it’s an honor to do this show

So here’s to next year but pls continue to keep us updated on what is happening throughout the year

Thanks again…truly!

Chat soon and stay well,



A Hero’s Welcome will be joining the Warriors’ Watch Riders and many other Military Support groups once again at the Salute the Military Day held by Fox 29 Philadelphia.

More info to follow!  The date of the event is Oct. 9, 2015 from 7am to 10 am, but we’ll need to be set up no later than  6:30 am.  If you are interested in joining us at this event, please let us know so we can plan accordingly.  It’s great to have extra help with set up and manning the info table!

Fox 29 is located at 330 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106



7/31/15 Welcome Home Spc. Michael Bondar, US Army Norristown, PA


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Great mission Sherry and thank you Legion Riders for escorting Michael and bringing him home safely.  Eileen Manning presented SPC. Bondar with the WWR coin and A Hero’s Welcome presented Michael with our certificate of appreciation and the MSAWI star. 

A Hero’s Welcome has been invited to join SHERRY’S PROJECT http://www.sherrysproject.org and the American Legion Riders to welcome home SPC BONDRA, US Army,  who is coming home for leave from Alaska. He’s been stationed at Ft Wainwright for 3 years and is returning from desert training before his unit is deployed. E4 Spc. Bonda, Infantry is a graduate of Norristown HS, from Norristown and is a  Sherry’s Project “Future Soldier Trainee”  before he shipped out and care box receiver.  Let’s give Spc. Bonda a real Hero’s Welcome and let him know how much we appreciate his service.  This homecoming is a surprise for his Mom, Cheryl, who doesn’t know her “hero” will be home before deployment!!!

DE 9/11/15 OPERATION SEAs THE DAY ESCORT for 30 Wounded Warriors, Bethany Beach, DE



A HERO’S WELCOME DELAWARE CHAPTER I has been asked by Operation SEAs the Day to escort 30 Wounded Warriors and their families from Sea Colony Marketplace, Bethany Beach, DE to “The FREEMAN STAGE” in Selbyville, DE (8 mi. trip)  for a special concert in their honor starring Country Recording Star

AARON TIPPIN    if you’d like to stay for the show, tickets $25 each @ www.thefreemanstage.org

Date: 9/11/2015

Rally: Sea Colony, Marketplace

Rt.1 Bethany Beach, DE

Time: 4 PM KSU: 4:45 PM



Operation SEAs the Day: To organize and facilitate a beach week event for our wounded soldiers and their families as a means of showing our appreciation for their service and sacrifice.

To read more about Operation SEAs the Day, check out their site www.operationseastheday.org or Facebook page.

Photos from last year’s Cookout and Bonfire at Sea Colony with a visit from Delaware Gov. Jack Markell  with Rosely from AHW presenting Wounded Warriors with our certificate of appreciation.



Please CONTACT: Rosely Robinson, State Coordinator

A Hero’s Welcome Delaware     ahwdelaware@gmail.com  or by 302-530-4984

AHW DE Chapter visits Home of the Brave Foundation Women’s Facility, Delaware



Right: Jessica Finan, Executive Director

Center: Rosely Robinson, DE Chapter Director of A Hero’s Welcome
Left: Michelle Wheeler, Administrative Assistant


The Delaware Chapter of AHW recently visited the “Home of the Brave / Women’s Facility” to say” Hello” and spend some time with these wonderful women Veterans. Three women are now staying in the shelter, one with her young son. One woman, in her 40s, served in the Army National Guard; another, in her 50s, was discharged from the Marines; the third, in her 60s, served in the Air Force. The shelter has room for a total of eight women and children at a time. Any honorably discharged veteran is eligible to apply.

About one in 20 homeless vets is a woman, according to federal statistics on homelessness, and Delaware officials estimate there are about 30 women veterans without stable places to live statewide.

Thank you AHW DE! Great job..

For your monetary donation please go to: homeofthebravefdn.org



5/17/15 Military Ride to Support Tunnels to Towers and Heroes Cpl David Bixler and TSgt Joe Wilkinson


IMG_1779 TSgt Joe Wilkinson, USAF and his wife with Brenda Hecklin AHW-PA Chapter Director after receiving the award from AHW at the Military Appreciation Ride on Sunday, May 17, 2015.=


Cpl David Bixler, US Army and Brenda Hecklin AHW-PA Chapter Director after receiving an AHW award at the Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Brian’s Harley Davidson, Langhorne, PA

PA 7/8/15 6th Annual Vlahos Dunn Insurance Golf Outing Benefiting Area Veterans Gilbertsville, PA


Dear Supporters,

Spring has sprung ! The 6th Annual Vlahos Dunn Insurance Golf Outing is just around the corner. July 8th will be make it our 6th year of supporting those who served in our military. Last year was our best and hoping with the continued support from all of you we will continue to give to those who have given so much in a very unselfish manor. Please reserve the date and plan on a great day of golf, food, beer, and fun with friends at the best golf outing ever for a great cause. I hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you for your continued support.

James W. Vlahos   USAF “73-83”   contact: jvlahos@vlahosdunn.com

DATE: July 8, 2015

Location: Twin Ponds Golf Course, 700 Gilbertsville Rd, Gilbertsville, PA 19525 


 Time: 12:00 registration, 1:00 Shot gun, Dinner at 5:30,


A Hero’s Welcome Thanks Donators who supported the MSAWI Support the Troops Day


ACME & Giant Donations



Walmart and Giant Southampton


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Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews donation pick-up



Thank you to the staff of Eros Wholesale. Owner Brad Seiver, middle with earpiece.

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Pace Charter School.. Thank you for your       donation!!! 
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DE Chapter collecting items for Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans in Northern Delaware


TEAM WORK!!!!! PA and DE Chapters getting it done!!!!


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




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



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


 NNJ Veteran's Night a Hasbrouck HS



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


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




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!


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

* * * *

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!


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)




“Honor Flight Philadelphia realizes the potential negative weather pattern headed for the Northeast Corridor this weekend including Monday morning, October 5 and the Honor Flight Trip to Washington D.C. We are reviewing the professional weather reports hour by hour in an effort to make the best possible decision concerning the trip.

Please feel free to contact us at:

When a decision in conclusive all interested parties will be notified.
We at Honor Flight Philadelphia appreciate your patience and support.”

honorflight   carolwwIIvets

MONDAY: 10/5/15 



PARX CASINO, 2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020


Tour of Honor – October 5, 2015!!!!!!!

The next  “Tour of Honor” will be held on October 5, 2015 departing from Parx Casino Philadelphia, PA. Honor Flight, Philadelphia is looking for World War II veterans to honor with a trip to Washington, D.C. to view those memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice at no cost to the veteran.

If you know of any of our Heroes who served during World War II, please pass this information to them or feel free to call Honor Flight with their contact information.

To Contact Honor Flight https://honorflightphiladelphia.org/contact-us/



RALLY LOCATION: PARX CASINO, 2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020

9/26/15 13 Heroes from US Army National Guard Unit meet at Reunion in Albrightville, PA!!

FullSizeRender2Brenda Hecklin PA Chapter Director presented A Hero’s Welcome certificates to 13 Heroes of a USARNG unit at their reunion in Albrightville, PA!!

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Wouldn’t have missed this one!

What a great mission!!…and a great group of Heroes whose service has bound them together forever! AHW-PA was proud and honored to meet them and recognize their service to our country!!


Manny Alfonso (Gasman), his wife Scharlene, Krissy and Jon NEPA-WWR members and Lee Cannon – AHW supporter and SEPA-WWR member proudly attended and participated!

Thanks to the West End Fire Co. for their hospitality!