PA 9/22/14 HONOR FLIGHT Bensalem, PA


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

RC: HowardK


PA 9/12/14 Flagline 3rd Annual “American Pride” Salute to the Military Phoenixville, PA


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.

The First, Official, A Hero’s Welcome Pennsylvania Chapter Director Brenda Hecklin



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!

9/13/14 Welcome Home Capt Billings, U.S. Army Oreland, PA


Date confirmed; other details still being worked out. NO MEDIA PLEASE!!!

Rally Location: Christ Lutheran Church, 700 Pennsylvania Ave, Oreland, PA 
Rally Time: 9:15am 
KSU: 9:55am


Warriors’ Watch Riders RC: MJ
Thank you for stepping up!

We were contacted by a proud mother (Wendy) of her son who is a soldier (to be named) to assist in the Welcome home/Mug & hug for his company commander Capt Billings…I say again… the mother wants to do this for HIS COMPANY COMMANDER! How patriotic is that!!!!

MJ: “How can we NOT want to do this for them?!?..So of course I said HELL YES! Ok, maybe not hell but you get the point, I’m excited and taken back by this act of kindness!” 

I rec’d a bio from Wendy on Capt. Billings…….Capt. Billings is one admirable man, remarkable father (to Camden & Ivabella) and husband (to Jaime) and an OUTSTANDING soldier! 

Without going into great detail he’s served in Fort Benning, Georgia. Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. 
Camp Merrill, Dahlonega. Fort Drum, New York. Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Capt. Billings has earned numerous awards & decorations, such as…
Bronze Star medal (2 oak leaf clusters)
Meritorious Service medal/Army Commendation Medal (7 oak leaf clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (4 oak leaf clusters)
Army Good Conduct Medal (3 oak leaf clusters)


NATO Medal (3 oak leaf clusters) 
NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Combat Infantryman Badge
Expert Infantry Badge
Parachutist Badge
Pathfinder badge
Ranger badge
……………………..So you get the point.

GIs Of Comedy Coming To Philadelphia​ – Save The Date Sat. 10/4/14


Limited seating available get your tickets today:

GIs of Comedy Sat October 4th

For more info contact:

Alex Archawski (OEF Veteran)
Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network



t: @PhillyVeterans

LI Group-


PA 9/26/14 FOX 29 Salute the Military Day, Philadelphia, PA


A Hero’s Welcome! We have been invited by Fox 29 to join them at their Studio at 4th and Market St. Philadelphia for the annual 
“Salute the Military” Day!  

This is always a great day! Lots to see and do.. Military equipment on Display and Troop Support organizations showing what we all do!
Fox morning show runs from 7am to 10am.
Warriors’ Watch Riders will arrive in force at 6:00 am.  
There will be limited parking on the streets close by the event.  
If you would like to help at the event, please email
We need to be set up by 6:45 am
Remember to get your new  AHW RED T SHIRT for RED SHIRT FRIDAY!!

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

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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!


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)

DELAWARE 9/5/14 Operation SEAS the DAY Bethany Beach, DE


Click link above to see more photos of the escort.  Photos by Dan O’Kane,

Thanks Capt Dan!!!


IMG_1878 Photos from the BBQ for the  Wounded Warriors  9/3/14  We had the honor of presenting our AHW certificate to the Men and Women who have so bravely defended our country.  The event was held at the Sea Colony Resort, it was a beautiful evening. Great job Operation SEAS the Day!!!    IMG_1872IMG_1871IMG_1876IMG_1870                     IMG_1868OSTDlogo


Operation SEAS the Day

Please visit their website for complete details

A Hero’s Welcome Delaware Chapter I need your support. Operations SEAs the day is in it’s second year of giving back to the men and women who have been wounded while serving our country. This event came about by a small group of Bethany residents who wanted to give Wounded Veteran’s going through tough times a few days of fun in the sun with their family.  In September we will be welcoming 30 Wounded Veteran’s coming from different parts of the country into Bethany for their week in the sun, all expenses paid by the loving hearts of this community.  Businesses giving meals, home owners have donated their homes, fishing boats will be on stand by to take them out, free ice cream, bikes, jet skies and many more activities all free.  Operation SEAS the Day has been working all year raising money to offset their expenses by selling t-shirts, hats, beach towels etc.. In all this little town has the biggest heart, with 160 volunteers working together to give our veterans a few days we hope they will never forget.

On September 5, 2014 A Hero’s Welcome Delaware will be escorting the 30 Wounded Veterans and their families from Sea Colony, Bethany Beach to Fenwick Island’s Freeman Stage where they will be treated to dinner and a Show “A Salute to Bruce Springstein” in their honor. 

We are asking for your support by coming to Bethany and  helping us with this escort. Bring your noise, families and friends to honor these brave men and women who have paid the sacrifice of being severely injured.  Please come out and help A Hero’s Welcome Delaware with this deserving escort.  It’s not often we get a change of saying THANK YOU to a large group as this.

EVENT DATE: September 5, 2014

PLACE: Sea Colony Marketplace

             33546 Coastal Hwy,

             Bethany Beach, De 19930

TIME: 4:30 PM

KSU: 5:00 PM

For Our Troops,

Rosely Robinson

Bob Kwiatkowski



NJ 8/30/14 Welcome Home Justin Schnegelsberger, USMC Burlington City, NJ

We have once again been requested to provide our thunder and our rock star treatment and escort another HERO, LCPL Justin Schegelsberger to a party in his honor, and you know that we always can make that happen.


Our HERO is LCPL Justin Schegelsberger he is 20 years old and joined the USMC 2 years ago
His Mom, Beverly is a former police officer in Burlington City. His Dad is US Air Force and His brother Chris, is Army. WOW!
Justin is a graduate of Burlington City High School. There he was involved with numerous activities including Marching Band, Soccer, Wrestling and Cross Country.

Returning from a deployment to Qatar, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. While deployed, he participated in USMC marathons. 

He loves working on and flying model airplanes and now works on real planes for the USMC.



KSU: 2:00 PM



ECPA Mug n Hug for Vietnam Vet Delbert “Del” Wimmer, Nazareth, PA

WWR has been requested by wife Eileen to welcome home her husband, a Vietnam Veteran.  Delbert “Del” Wimmer, like so many before him, has never received the welcome home he so rightfully deserves.  Well, that’s going to change right quick, WWR will see to that!  A Mug-N-Hug is in order peeps…saddle em’ up!  We’re going to crash their family Labor Day picnic!

A close family friend, Ruth, was present for her brother Carl Peters’ WWR mission and witnessed the goosebumps and eye sweating first hand and has had the privilege of watching her brother heal since our WWR encounter with their family.  The healing process for Del is long over due as well.  When Ruth told her friends of this amazing event, Eileen immediately wanted the same WWR healing for her husband.  

Del served with the Marine Corp during 1962-1968 as a Lance Corporal with Co K, 3dBn, 8thMar, 2nd Mar Division, FMF, Camp Lejeune.  MOS – Rifleman and MP.  While in Vietnam, he was stationed in DaNang, MeKong (Delta), Ho Chi Minh Trail, Cameron, ConThien Artillery Base (I apologize for any misspellings of the cities).   LCpl Wimmer was decorated with a Purple Heart w/Gold Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1-star, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device, 2 letters of appreciation, and Sharp Shooter Rifle.  After his service ended, he married, had 3 children, and was employed and retired from the Bethlehem Steel.  

Let’s give Del the welcome home he never received and so well deserves!

RALLY POINT: Giant Supermarket, 859 Nazareth Pike, Nazareth, PA 18064
KSU: 5:50 PM

DESTINATION:  Nazareth area @ 6 p.m.