1/18/20 UPDATE!!! Mug n Hug Senior Airman Justin Harkins Watch for Updates! Downingtown, PA

SEPA- 1/18 M/H Senior Airman Justin Harkins


Primary Rally Location – Faith Community Baptist Church
1585 Glenside Rd Downingtown Pa 19335

Rally Time – 1700 Hrs ( 5 pm)
KSU – 1725 Hrs ( 5:25 Pm)

Posting this now to get this on our radar, waiting for the proud mom to get more intel. Mom and  the Warriors’ Watch Riders have decided to go from a Welcome Home tomorrow evening to a Mug & Hug this weekend in the Downingtown Pa area.   

See below from AirForce Mom.

Just left his first duty station, home for 10 days before going to next duty station. (HAS NOT BEEN HOME IN 2 years.)
Joined Air Force June 2017.
Graduated BMT August 2017.
Started Security Forces August 2017.
Assigned to First Duty Station overseas in December 2017.

Would have been home in July 2019 for vacation but was re-assigned to a deployment unit. Did not Deploy.

Finally coming home for first time in 2 years before flying out to next base where he will be for at least 1 year

11/16/19 Welcome Home GySgt Theodore E. Sheetz, Jr. , USMC Boyertown, PA


Photos by Tom Hyland


Date: 11/16/19 SATURDAY

Rally Point: Earl Elementary School, 22 School House Rd, Boyertown, PA 19512

Rally Time: 11:00 Am KSU 11: 40 am

Our hero, GySgt. Theordore E. Sheetz, Jr. (Ted) has recently retired from the Marine Corps and his family would like to honor him with a Mug n Hug / Welcome Home at his home in Boyertown.
Ted has been in the Marine Corps since he was 18 yrs old (he is now 36!) has had multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and has never had a proper welcome home. He reached the rank of GySgt and his MOS is Explosive Ordinance Disposal Operations and Training Manager. GySgt Sheetz is returning from MCB Camp Lejeune, NC.

Let’s gather to say Thank you to Ted and Welcome Home!!! We will rally at Earl Elementary School and head out to Ted’s family home where his father will bring him to meet us all.

11-7-19 Veterans Celebration Southeastern Veterans Center Spring City, PA

Hi Maria,

It was great speaking with you today!

As we discussed, we would be delighted and honored if A Hero’s Welcome and all like minded Patriots would be able to join us to honor the veterans at Southeastern Veterans Center for their Veterans Day Event.  Details as follows:

DATE:  Thursday, November 7, 2019

TIME:  1:45 pm


Southeastern Veterans Center

1 Veterans Drive

Spring City, PA



EVENT:  Honor & Recognize 150 SEVC Veterans for their military service.  Compassus will be giving each veteran a challenge coin.  We would like to know if A Heros Welcome would like to give the challenge coins to the vets along with the Color Guard and SEVC Staff.

I look forward to hearing from you!!

Thank you, Linda

Linda Simon

Veteran Liaison

Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care

UPDATED TIME: Veterans Day 11-11-19 Pottstown, PA

We have another request!!! Nov 11 2019!!! It is a busy day for many!!! But it is Veterans Day!!! We were invited to Manatawny Manor to honor their in home Vets.. we need 15-20 people to flag line and thank these ladies and gentlemen..
It starts at 2:30 pm and we’ll meet in the parking lot at 2:00 pm This is a rain or shine event so please come in your cages if it’s not bike weather…

Manatawny Manor
30 Old Schuylkill Rd
Pottstown PA 19465

10-21-19 Wyndmoor, PA Veteran’s Day Talk

There will be a ‘VETERAN’S DAY TALK’ on October 21st at 7:00PM at the Free Library of Springfield Township, 8900 Hawthorne Ln, Wyndmoor, PA 19038. That is just off of Papermill Road in Springfield, Montgomery County. (see the attachment.)

The subject will be The Philadelphia National Cemetery with a unique history in the country of the 1,000 black Civil War soldiers and sailors are buried in two segregated sections of the cemetery, a short history of Camp William Penn (the first and largest training camp for United States Colored Troops (USCT)) where several hundred soldiers died of disease at the camp or the hospital that they were sent to and a bit on how we can show respect to our veterans.

Ed McLaughlin

9/27/19 FOX 29 Salutes the Military

Location: 4th and Market St. Philadelphia, PA

Time: 7:00 am – 10:00 am.

Date: Friday Sept. 27, 2019

FOX 29 has invited A Hero’s Welcome, the Warriors’ Watch Riders and local military / Troop support groups to join them again this year to Honor our Heroes in Uniform!
There will be displays of military equipment and lots of great information for all!  Come out and see what our Military Men and Women are doing and learn about their exciting careers.  It may be just what you were looking for!!!  

Let’s thank them for signing on the line and volunteering to protect our FREEDOM!!!! 

RAIN DATE OCT. 4, 2019

6/29/19 PHL Airport Welcome Home and Escort to Lafayette Hill, PA for Captain Patrick Hornsby, US ARMY

Escort as we come into Conshohocken. Many thanks to the Conshohocken, Plymouth, Plymouth Whitemarsh, Barren Hill, Harmonville, Spring Mill, George Clay please let me know if i'm leaving anyone out!!! YOU KIDS ARE AWESOME!!! THANK YOU!

Rally Point: Fb 69, 8200 Bartram Avenue
Rally Time: Approximately 1pm

Escort to Lafayette Hill, PA. ETA approx 3:30-4:00 pm
If you’d like to meet at the destination, please contact me for the location.

We have received this request from one of our own, Big Lee W.

“My daughter Captain MRS. Hornsby US Army, asked me to file this request on her behalf to welcome home her husband, Captain Hornsby. 
Patrick enlisted in 2004 as a 14S, (air defense artillery) responsible for operating the Avenger surface-to-air missile system. His first assignment was with the 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell. He deployed to Iraq twice, in 2004 and 2008, where he earned his combat action badge. He served 5 years at Ft. Campbell, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

In 2009 he applied and was selected to become a Drill Sergeant. He trained thousands of Soldiers at Ft. Sill for 2 years as a DS. There he earned the Iron Drill Sergeant Award for top physical fitness in the brigade and also promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class.

In 2011 he applied and was selected for the green to gold scholarship. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at Cameron University in Lawton, OK. He finished #26 out of all 7000 cadets in the US and finished 1st in his regiment at advanced camp. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the medical service corps in 2013 and returned to the 101st Airborne at Ft. Campbell.

He was assigned to the Rakkasans where he served as a platoon leader, battalion medical officer, and battery executive officer. He was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant.

In 2015 he transitioned to Ft. Sam Houston where he initially served as a company executive officer. He then transferred to the nuclear health physics AOC and became an instructor in the AMEDD Center and School. Here he was promoted to Captain. In 2018 he was sent on his 3rd deployment to the Middle East, conducting missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Syria, Qatar, and Egypt.

He will also be completing his Master’s Degree in health physics and graduates in December 2019.

Awards and decorations include: bronze star, meritorious service medal, 11 ARCOMs, 4 AAMs, combat action badge, expert field medical badge, air assault wings, Iraqi Campaign Ribbon, Operation Enduring Freedom Medal, Operation Inherent Resolve Medal, overseas service ribbon, volunteer service ribbon, NATO medal, global war on terror ribbon, army service ribbon and 2 meritorious unit citations to his list of awards.
There is more but my daughter couldn’t think of it all. Patrick and Michele have two children. Michele has been coined already, but was never escorted. So even though this is for Patrick, it’s really a two-fer because Michele spent a year in Afghanistan too. Michele is now a US Army Physician’s assistant. “

RC: Big Lee

Please respond if you will be attending this welcome home!  Thank you! 


6/30/19 MUG N HUG in WALDWICK, NJ for 2 US Army Soldiers!

We had another Mug and Hug today (busy day)! US Navy John Benanti both WW2 AND Korean War Vet. He also just turned 92 years old and last week got his official high school diploma from Garfield High School since he missed graduation because he enlisted in the US Navy! What a humble man! Thank you everyone who came out and helped celebrate! Thanks again to Warriors Watch Rider Rick Merchant and Free Masons and the town of Saddle Brook and Garfield!!

A Hero’s Welcome and the Warriors’ Watch Riders invite you to come out and Thank TWO Veterans! PFC Joe Tartas, US Army and his father in law, Korean War Veteran PFC Andrew Nubile. We are meeting at the Burger King in Waldwick, NJ.


Rally Time: 9:30pm
Rally Point: Burger King
41 Franklin Tpk. Waldwick