Delaware‎ Former POW to get A Hero’s Welcome Home

Former POW to receive A Hero’s Welcome Home thanks to Rebecca Bristow who met him on Rehoboth Beach’s boardwalk
The family of former POW and purple heart recipient PVT Bayard Horn have requested
A Hero’s Welcome Delaware to honor him with a Hero’s Welcome Home.
And that is just what we will do.Bayard Horn grew cup in Wilmington, Delaware, attended Conrad High School, he was drafted before his graduation in 1943. At 18 he went to boot camp in Fort Hood in Texas and was shipped to Casablanca, Morocco, then to Italy where he served with the Army’s 36th Infantry. After liberating Rome in June 1944 his unit was involved in the invasion of southern France. In August of 1944 his entire company was surrounded and captured by the Germans. They were loaded onto unmarked boxcars headed to POW German camps. During one of the raids, Horn and several other prisoners jumped out of a boxcar where he was hit by shrapnel on his leg. German doctors operated on his injured leg without anesthesia, in non-sanitary conditions, with no medicine. Unethical procedures, with the lack of proper nutrition caused Horn to suffer infections with no antibiotics being available to him his infection propelled worse. After a long struggle he eventually came under the care of a British POW doctor who took care of him on a regular basis. He almost lost his leg twice due to infections. The Red Cross eventually brought penicillin which helped save his lower leg. “But throughout life he never allowed the past to define his future” his daughter, Bonnie stated.
On April 29-30 of 1945 the Army 14th Armored Division liberated the largest German POW camp near Moosburg, Germany, Horn was among 80,000-100,000 other allied prisoners freed.
Following his liberation, he was sent to Camp Lucky Strike in France and then sent back to the US where he was admitted to an Orangeburg New York hospital for a month to help aid him in the recovery process from his injuries.
After the war Horn married his childhood sweetheart, Violet in 1946 and the couple had two children. They moved to Rehoboth in 1971. Violet passed away in 2013.
On Veterans Day 2014 Horn finally received a purple heart for his heroism in World War II, at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, presented by his friend and Vietnam Veteran (1963-66), Denny Aylor. Aylor navigated military bureaucracy for seven years in order to get his friend the purple heart. This metal was 70 years coming but he never gave up hope in getting his neighbor the metal he earned and deserved.
Horn resides in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware where he enjoys spending time at the VFW and spending time with his caregiver and friend Doreen and her husband Shawn and his large loving family. Bayard Horn is a well loved father, grandfather and great grandfather.
His daughter said that her father rarely talks about his experienced during the war. Her father was featured in a photo in Tom Brokaw’s book “The Greatest Generation”. She said “He is a true American Hero who has been through a lot and never complained.

Please join Rebecca Bristow with A Hero’s Welcome Delaware in giving our local HERO the WELCOME HOME he deserves!

Please join us:

WHEN: Saturday February 3, 2018
101 State Road
Rehaboth Beach, DE 19971

TIME: 12:30 PM

SNJ 1/13/18 Honor Mission for Daniel J. Lowry, United States Air Force Williamstown, NJ

SNJ 1/13 H/M USAF Daniel J. Lowry

Rally: BELL-HENNESSY FUNERAL HOME, 420 S. Main Street, Williamstown
Rally Time: 0900
Flag line in place by: 0920

Remember 3×5 Flags

Escort following Mass

Warriors’ Watch Riders SNJ have posted this mission.  All are welcome to pay honor to this American Hero.


Following Will be Mass @ OUR Lady Of Grace Parish( St Marys) After Mass We Will Escort To Gloucester County VETERANS Memorial Cemetery For
Air Force Honors Burial PLEASE BRING YOUR FLAGS !!!!!

Daniel J. Lowry
August 25, 1983 ~ January 4, 2018 (age 34)

Daniel J. Lowry, 34, of Williamstown, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 after a brief illness.
Daniel served his country honorably for the United States Air Force during the Iraqi Freedom War in Iraq and Afghanistan. He received many prestigious awards during the nine years he served in active duty. Most notably, Daniel was a member of the Raven Security Forces on Air Force Two. This past June, Daniel achieved a great honor receiving his BA in Criminal Justice from Strayer University.
Loving son of Thomas Lowry III and Michele Lowry. Loving grandson of Thomas and the late Maureen Lowry Jr. and the late Joseph and Gloria Rich. Dear brother of Joseph Lowry, Kevin Lowry and the late Thomas Lowry IV. Beloved boyfriend of Denielle D’Amore. Also surviving are many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Saturday, January 13th from 9:30 – 11:30 AM at the BELL-HENNESSY FUNERAL HOME, 420 S. Main Street, Williamstown. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12:00 PM at Our Lady of Peace Parish / St. Mary’s Church, Main St. & Carroll Ave., Williamstown. Interment with Military Honors will follow at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Williamstown.
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There’s still time to send flowers to the Viewing at the Bell-Hennessy Funeral Home from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on January 13, 2018.
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AHW NNJ First-ever ‘Adopt a Vet’ Program Brightens Christmas for 88 Veterans


Video of participants and gifts collected!



DE 1/19/18 Operation Finally Home and Notes of Love, Milton, DE

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018

Time: 8:00 am -11:00am

Location: Red Fox Run, Milton, Delaware,-Milton,-Delaware,-16194-Red-Fox-Ln,-DE-19968,-USA:e-eyJuYW1lIjoiUmVkIEZveCBSdW4sIE1pbHRvbiwgRGVsYXdhcmUiLCJhZGRyZXNzIjoiIiwibGF0aXR1ZGUiOjM4Ljc2NzM5LCJsb25naXR1ZGUiOi03NS4yMjAxM30=?map=38.76739,-75.22013,15,normal&fb_locale=en_US

Please join A Hero’s Welcome Delaware and Operation Finally Home at this wonderful event!

UPDATE !  Dedication Day Jan. 19, 2018

UPDATE: We stopped by the house been built for the O’Brien family. We received an invitation to stop by and see the progress along with the invitation for the NOTES OF LOVE.

Update on the Operation FINALLY HOME project in the community of Red Fox Run in Milton. They are now in the framing part of the house.

Hello AHW-DE,

In August of 2017, I was invited to a ground breaking for a home being build and donated to Sgt. Shawn O’Brien and family (Wounded Warrior) through project Operation Finally Home, the home is being built by The Lewes Building Company.   Last week, I received a letter from The Lewes Buiding Co.I am sharing this with all of you to give you an opportunity to join in “Notes of Love.”  If you can’t make it down to Milton that day, you can email or mail me a note.  The Lewes Co. will collect the written notes and cards on the day of the ceremony (January 19, 2018) and will include them in a memory book for the family. I hope you will join in wishing the O’Brien’s many years of happiness in their new home.  This is open to all your friends and family members, please spread the word and let’s get as many letters as we can.


Dear Rosely,

I hope this finds you well as we approach the end of the year.  I just wanted to update you on the Operation FINALLY HOME project in the community of Red Fox Run in Milton.  We are in framing now and hope to continue to move through this build quickly.

One of the events that the organization plans is “Notes of Love”.  The Lewes Building Company will be hosting this event on site (lot 47, Red Fox Run) on Friday, January 19th from 8am-11am.

We will provide coffee and doughnuts if you would like to stop by and deliver a handwritten note or sign a stud before we close in with drywall. The purpose of the Notes of Love is to offer well wishes, a personal reflection (about your own service or perhaps what the military means to you), a poem or prayer.  It can also be a handwritten note on a stud of the home and does not have to be formal. The O’Briens will be there mid-morning I believe.

Please forward this invitation to other members of your organization or company – specifically to the members of your company/organization who are directly involved with this build and/or who have served our country in the military.

There will be one more event related to this build – the dedication of the home.  I will be sure to keep you updated on that as well.

Thank you VERY much for your support on this very special project!

For our Troops & Veterans

Rosely Robinson

A Hero’s Welcome Delaware

12/23/17 UPDATE! Escort / Welcome Home New Jersey Turnpike to Manhattan, NYC

This surprise mission was TOP SECRET by the orders of FOX NEWS and our NNJ Chapter Director, Rose Pagan!  This Escort and Welcome Home was for PO 3rd Class Ellwynn Miranda, US Navy was the surprise guest at Fox and Friends… even surprising his family! Thank you to the Warriors’ Watch Riders, Blue Knights and the New Jersey State Police.. oh! and of course Rose Pagan and FOX and FRIENDS!! YOU Rocks!

After the show! Lunch with our sailor’s family The Miranda’s…..Hakensack, NJ celebrating Ellwyn’s home coming for Christmas.





UPDATE!! NEW RALLY TIME: 7:15 am / KSU 7:45 am
Watch our site or call 484-679-1717 for for updates or changes
Northern New Jersey Warriors’ Watch Riders will be escorting a Serviceman presently deployed overseas from the Vince Lombardi Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike to an undisclosed “surprise” location in Manhattan. All are welcome to attend and I hope to see you there.
The New Jersey State Police once again have graciously agreed to escort us to the Tunnel.
Date: Saturday December 23rd
Rally Point: Vince Lombardi Service Area NJTP
Rally Time: 7:15 am KSU 7:45 am
If it rains we will cage it. (use cars instead of motorcycles).
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12/22/17 Mug n Hug for Alec Michael Bermes, US Army Philadelphia, PA

UPDATED Rally Point: I-95 and Allegheny Ave ( under overpass )

TIME: 18:15 (6:15pm)
KSU: 18:50 (6:50 pm)

Time:  6: 15 PM
Date:  12/22/17

A Hero’s Welcome will be joining the Warriors’ Watch Riders to fullfil the request of  proud Grandfather and Navy Veteran, William Castillo.  William would like to honor his grandson,  Alec Michael Bermes. Alec is a 21 year old Port Richmond resident who graduated from Franklin Town Charter High School with Honors and received a full scholarship to Holy Family University. Alec is also the proud father of his three year old daughter Raelyn. Alec joined the Army National Guard and graduated from boot camp at Fort Still,  Oklahoma.  He is currently training at San Antonio Texas, Fort Sam Houston, for combat medic training. Alec will be home for the holidays and his grandfather would like WWR to do one of their famous welcome home and Hug and Mugs at their Port Richmond residence on Friday, December 22, at approx. 1900 hrs..

12/13/17 Welcome Home Welcome Home Sgt. McKenry US ARMY PHL escort to the Poconos area


Rally Place: Firebase 69, 8201 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia
Rally Time: 10:15 am
KSU: 10:45 am

12/13/17  Welcome Home Escort Sgt. McKenry US ARMY, PHL and (escort to the Poconos area)

A Hero’s Welcome has been invited to  join the NEPA and SEPA Warriors Watch Riders chapters in welcoming home a WWR member from Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Her escort will be from PHL to surprise her very young son at his daycare center in the Poconos, as he does not know that she is coming home. Please read below and see how valued she is to NEPA’s member “Krete” .

Sgt. Celeste McKenry is a single mom, employee at Sam Adams Brewery, and a “flag waving” WWR member. Krete knows her from working at Sam Adams Brewery. ” When she got the orders to ship out, he threw a huge **** storm at work, being Sam Adams is a Patriotic Company.”  Since she left, he organized a donation box, and have sent care packages not only to her, but to her entire 141 battle buddies she commands in Kuwait. She was sent on her mission with a star to carry with her. So a coin and certificate would be the proper.

Celeste is like a daughter to Krete, and it breaks his heart that he will be in St. Louis when she comes home. He requests that someone take a video for him and says this event is “Gonna be one of those onion cutting ninja moments”.

You will see in the photos below that she sent back a flag and certificate after being flown over her base in Kuwait. Krete says, “Any and all are welcome to join if they care to attend. I will leave it up to you, on how far if at all, you and yours escort her. My hopes, are you can get her out of the airport, and let her experience, the bikes and flags, weather permitting.”

SNJ Welcome Home escort Private 1st Class Sean Grannan, US Army PHL to SNJ

We have been invited to join the Warriors’ Watch Riders and Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey to say WELCOME HOME to 

Private 1st Class Sean Grannan, US ARMY

Bio Info:
Sean joined US Army Sept 2016 (Army Medic), is a Firefighter for Vincentown and an EMT for Hampton Lakes!  Our Hero is 22 years old and will be Getting married to his love, Amanda,  on Dec 29!!!  He is a graduate of Shawnee High School and is completing his deployment to the Middle East.   Sean received a Care Package from Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey

Media is welcome

12-16-17 Welcome Home and Escort for E-3 Alexandria Monastero-Stem, US Navy PHL to Boyertown, PA

Thank you to all who braved the cold weather to welcome home our hero!  Mission Accomplished!

Photos by Jeff ” Bike Rider” Story

and Operation Yellow Ribbon of South New Jersey Bill Hartladge!

Date: Saturday, December 16 , 2017

Rally Time:  6:00 AM

KSU: 6:20 AM 

Rally Location: 8200 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153-3603, United States

Save the date…Save the date…Save the date…Save the date…Save the date!

There’s no better way to celebrate the Holiday Season than to Welcome Home a Hero!

A Hero’s Welcome has been requested by a VERY PROUD patriotic family (Mom-Tracey, Dad-Joe and sister-LCpl Kaleigh Monasterostero, U.S.M.C.) to welcome home their daughter/sister E-3 Alexandria Monastero-Stem as she returns fresh off the U.S.S. Nimitz.

We can’t mention details of her deployment but we CAN say she is a Third Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy with her Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist qualification as well as a 110 Collateral Duty Inspector.

Alexandria always wanted to serve her country in some way and about 2 years after graduating Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, where she was involved with cheerleading, dance and gymnastics, she found her way. In her words….”Once I finally made the decision to do what “I” wanted, and not what everyone planned for me, I found myself with my Mom and best friend leaving me to go to boot camp in the U.S. Navy….I wouldn’t have changed the decision to join the Navy for anything in the world.” About her MOS,Alexandria says, “My job as an Aviation Mechanic Mate is one of the most rewarding rates that I believe the Navy has to offer on the Enlisted side. Working on engines, rotor systems, fuel systems, transmission systems and maintaining the MH60R at HSM-75 has been one of the most eye opening experiences in my life thus far.”

On Saturday, December 16, Alexandria will be leaving her U.S. Navy family to join her real family here for a home visit…and A Hero’s Welcome will be at PHL to surprise her as well and escort this HERO home, safe and sound, to begin her holiday time!!

EVERYONE!…This is a GREAT airport mission to experience! Please join us as we Welcome Home E-3 Alexandria Monastero-Stem!

Rally Point: FB 69, 8200 Bartram Avenue
Rally time: 6:00 AM  – early morning arrival
KSU: 6:20 AM