10/11/17 Wednesday Mug n Hug for Vietnam Veteran Irving J. Fisher, US Air Force

Thank you Calamity, Bikerider and Tom for making Irv’s eyes sweaty today, I’m sure those allergies cleared up as soon as we left!

Photos by Tom Hyland

Additional photos and videos by Jeff “Bikerider” Story, thank you Jeff and Tom!


Our Hero, Irv, has been feeling under the weather for quite awhile now as he undergoes treatment for cancer.  He’s a fighter but everyone can use a good ole’ fashion ‘ATTA –BOY’ from fellow Veterans, right? Irv is an avid ham radio operator and “geek” as his wife loving refers to him and … he will be very surprised by this attention!
Contact Maria@aheros-welcome.org for more information

RALLY Point: 3021 Big Road Frederick, PA 19435

Rally Time:  10:30 am
KSU:  10:50 am

9/24/17 Mug n Hug for 90 yr old Tuskegee Airman and “his friends” , Cheltenham area of Phila, PA

Request by the Warriors’ Watch Riders to join them in honoring three American Heroes!

SEPA 9/24 M&H Tuskegee Airman and Friends

From the requestor:
“I am requesting WWR to Mug and Hug my uncle. He is 90 years old this September!

He was a Tuskegee Airmen! Henry Baldwin graduated from Simon Gratz High school in 1944. He entered the Army 1944 and graduated from the Division of Aeronautics in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama June 1945. Rev. Henry Baldwin, who at age 19 was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, flew with distinction during World War II as the 332nd Fighter Group, Army Air Corps over Italy. Henry received his Doctorate in 1976 in education. His big honor in 2007, in what many viewed as a long-overdue action, he and other Tuskegee Airmen received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. Henry is currently battling dementia and nothing would make him happier than to see you all stop by and say hello.

My nephews will also be in attendance both are retired Marines and Vietnam Veterans. There will be 23 other Vets at the home that we’ll be honoring with MSAWI stars…”

Rally Time: 10:00 am / WWR to arrive at 10:30 am
Rally Point : York Nursing Home 7101 Old York Rd., Philadelphia PA 19126

9/23/17 Veterans’ Community Day, Pottstown, PA

A Hero’s Welcome will be presenting our certificate of appreciation to World War II Veterans at this ceremony.  If you know a WWII Veteran from the Pottstown Area, please contact us so they can be included in this ceremony!  

Funds raised at this event will be for the upkeep and repair of the World War II Memorial in Memorial Park.  Please pass the word!

Ceremony starts at 11:00 am

9/15/17 Fox29 Salutes the Military Day, Phila, PA

AHW has been asked by our friends at Fox29 to be a part of this year’s Fox29 Salute the Military Day.
Our response was…”YOU BET WE WILL!!!”

Fox29 has been a strong supporter of our military AND of A Hero’s Welcome missions!! THEY’RE excited…and WE’RE excited! We’d love to have all AHW members and supporters attend as Fox29 broadcasts their morning show from outside their tv studio on Market Street. What a great opportunity to honor the members and Veterans of the United States of America military!
AHW stands proud to do it!!

We will not have a rally point. We will meet at the destination…outside the Fox29 tv studio.
Since this mission lasts the length of their broadcast – which is 7am – 10am – feel free to join us when and as you can. Stay for any amount of time.

It’ll be an early morning…

Rally Time: 5:30 am

Location: Fox29 TV Studio
4th and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA

Time: Please arrive by 6:00 am or earlier if you can help us set up.

Please post on this forum if you plan on attending.

Any questions contact Brenda@aheros-welcome.org or maria@aheros-welcome.org

9/10/17 Mug n Hug for Cpl Andrew Haacke, USMC Perkasie, PA

Warriors Watch Riders have invitied us to join them in Perkasie for a Mug n Hug for Cpl. Andrew Haacke, USMC.

Andrew will be back in the area for dinner with his mother Elaine and friends and it will be a perfect location to say Thank you and Welcome Home!

Short bio: Andrew is 21 and with Marine Corps Security Company. His mother Elaine Dillinger was a big part on the Vietnam Traveling Wall coming to Penndel last month. The family and friends will be at the restaurant.

Date: 9/10/17
Rally: Hanums Harley-Davidson 
3255 State Rd, Sellersville, PA 18960
Rally Time 4:30 pm 
KSU 4:45 pm
WWR RC: Hogrider

9/18/17 Honor Flight Philadelphia, Flourtown, PA

SUPER TURN OUT for the Greatest Generation!  Hats off to the Hostess Robin Fitapaldi!  She really outdid herself and the Heroes were so pleased and proud to see the turnout.

Pictures by Jeff Story/ Bikerider:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/3RChzcyjSNTHrGxk1   Thank you Jeff!


COME OUT TO SAY WELCOME HOME TO THE WWII AND KOREAN WAR VETS who will be returning from their special day with HONOR FLIGHT PHILA !

They will returning to Flourtown Country Club 150 McCloskey Rd, Flourtown, PA 19031

On September 18, 2017, under the guidance and assistance of Honor Flight Philadelphia, numerous Montgomery County World War II and Korean War Veterans will be boarding chartered buses to travel to Washington, D.C. to see their respective memorials.

We will gather at Flourtown Country Club 5:30 pm / ETA of busses 6:15 pm as our HEROES arrive home to family and friends!


Date: 9/17/17
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Flourtown Country Club 150 McCloskey Rd, Flourtown, PA 19031

for more info on Honor Flight http://honorflightphiladelphia.org

8/26/17 Welcome Home Sgt. Judah Strange, USMC Oaks to Royersford, PA

We had a wonderful turnout to say Welcome Home to Sgt. Strange, USMC.  It had been 5 long years since he was home and what a homecoming it was!  family and friends joined at his parents home for a big celebration!


photos by Jeff Bikerider, thanks Jeff!



We have been invited to join Warriors’ Watch as they Welcome Home SGT. Judah Strange, USMC.

“We can’t say no to this Mission since Judah hasn’t been home in 5 years!!! Although he was not deployed in harms’ way, Sgt. Strange served 2 tours in Japan, and a tour in Hawaii. Our Hero has been transferred back Stateside, and will enjoy a very much deserved Leave. He will be driving up from Baltimore MD, with a stop in OAKS Pa, where we will meet Him at the Rally point, then escort Him and his family to His Welcome Home Party at his Sister Colleens house in Linfield Pa. (Royersford )
There we will be welcomed by the local Fire Dept, Family and friends. Let’s give SGT Strange our famous Rock Star treatment, and make this escort one that He and His Family won’t soon forget.

Also, Sgt. Stranges’ father, cousin, and 2 other family members are all veterans, so we will honor them all!!

200 Mill Rd, Oaks, PA 19456
just off EGYPT RD., OAKS PA.

WWR RC: DennyJ

8/23/17 Welcome Home Samantha (USAF) and Tyler Kartal (US Army) Levitown, PA

A Hero’s Welcome will be joining Warriors’ Watch Riders and the Bucks County Road Crew to say Thank you and Welcome Home to Aero Medic Samantha Lowe-Kartal, USAF and her husband, Specialist Tyler Kartal, US Army.

We will rally at Truman High School at 1830 (KSU 1845) and then head back to the family’s house to coin Combat Veteran Specialist Tyler Kartal.

Bucks County Road Crew will be joining us in making the neighborhood aware of the heroes in the area and thank them both for their service to this great country of ours, and thank him for laying his life on the line for freedoms that to many take for granted…. And finally, to let them and their families know that they will never be forgotten.
The hero-newlyweds are moving to Colorado to continue their military careers. Tyler and Samantha were just recently married before she left for boot camp in the beginning of the summer. Specialist Tyler returned from Afghanistan last September and re-enlisted.

Rally Point: Truman High School 3001 Green Ln, Levittown, PA 19057
Rally Time: 1830 (6:30pm)

KSU: 1845 (6:45pm)

WWR RC: Throatpunch

9/7/17 POW/MIA Chair of Honor Dedication Bethany Beach, DE

From Patrick Hughes:

On Thursday evening in the Town of Bethany Beach, DE at the Bandstand Plaza Flag Pole area a POW/MIA Chair Of Honor was dedicated for those “still missing” American servicemen.

“This Empty Chair will serve as an instant reminder of all the sacrifices made for ‘Our Country’ by these still missing American servicemen who have for too long been forgotten by all but their immediate families and some close friends”.

Thanks to “A Hero’s Welcome” Rosely Robinson for making this happen.
Delaware has now placed 15 POW/MIA Chairs of Honor.

And thanks to Bethany Beach Mayor Jack Gordon, Major Andrew Werner, Chaplain, Delaware National Guard, Brigadier General Michael R. Berry, Land Component Commander, Rebecca Bristow, Miss Teen Milford, Hogs And Heroes Foundation and Rolling Thunder® Inc.”


A Hero’s Welcome DE has been working hand in hand with Patrick Hughes to support the POW MIA Chair of Honor Dedications across our area.

Great work Rosely and Patrick!