Letter from President Trump to Jim Ray / POW MIA 50 State Flag

Jim and Pat Ray organized the POW MIA 50 State Flag tour going around the United States starting and returning to Grundy, Virginia . This was a huge endevor and with the help of people like Rosely Robinson and her Delaware TEAM…  the tour was a success.  I’ll post some additional picture of some of the stops but thank you to Jim, Pat, Rosely and all who participated in this remembrance of our POW/MIAs .. Members of A Hero’s Welcome Delaware drove to Virginia to welcome the tour back home.  Thank you Rosely, Carol, Becky, Merriella for all you do!

9/21/18 WELCOME HOME MajGen Thomas D. “WHEELS” Weidley, USMC Glen Mills, PA

A Hero’s Welcome recently met Seth Brunner, Director of Secondary Athletics at Garnet Valley High School at the Springfield National Night Out.  Seth contacted us to say he’d like us to join Garnet Valley High school in welcoming home one of their own!!!
MajGen Thomas D. “Wheels” Weidley was inducted into the Garnet Valley Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class of 2016.  He could not attend the induction as he was and is currently deployed at Camp Foster in Okinawa Japan.  He will be returning to the states on 9/20 and will spend a day at Garnet Valley before traveling to Quantico.
A Hero’s Welcome will be joining Garnet Vallley Students, Faculty and Football Team to honor MajGen Weidley at this Friday night’s football game.

” We would like to give him a heroes welcome prior to the start of the Garnet Valley football game on 9/21 at 7pm.    At 6:50pm our football team will exit the locker room and make their way towards the field, both teams form a tunnel for “Wheels”  to make his entrance onto the field with the GV marching band playing the Marine Corp hymn and then present him with a welcome home certificate”

Rally point: Garnet Valley High School REAR OF THE BUILDING by Locker Room

552 Smithbridge Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Rally Time: 6:30 PM
A Hero’s Welcome and the Warriors’ Watch Riders will lead the team onto the field, at which point we will honor our Hero on the 50 yd line where he will become the office Team Captain for the game.
AHW Hotline 484-679-1717 for updates or changes

9/22/18 ARMY Mug & Hug for Sgt. Mike , BETHLEHEM PA

9/22/18 ARMY Mug & Hug for Sgt. Mike , BETHLEHEM PA

WWR NEPA and all like minded groups, clubs and patriots have been asked to do one of our famous Mug & Hugs on Saturday September 22nd.

Sgt. Mike has served in the US ARMY from 2003-2014. His friend and co-worker has asked that we give him the welcome home he never got, and we most definitely will do exactly that.

Rally: Old Kmart parking lot
3843 Linden Street, Bethlehem PA

Rally time: 1120 hrs
KSU: 1145 hrs


9/21/18 FOX 29 MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY   Philadelphia, PA

Time:  7:00-10:00am

Location:  4th and Market ST. Philadelphia, PA

Come on down to 4th and Market to join in Fox 29’s  Military Appreciation Day .  The event was rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence and I’m sure it will be bigger and better than ever.   Philadelphia closes Market Street in front of the studio and there will be lots of static displays of military vehicles and demonstrations set up by the Armed Forces.  Also, lots of  local troop support groups that are all ready to tell you what they do for our Military.    Good food, great entertainment and of course… LOTS OF MILITARY . COME OUT TO SAY THANK YOU!


Date:  Wed. Sept. 5, 2018
Time: 10: 45 am
Rally Point: Firebase 69 8200 Bartram Ave. Phila, PA
KSU 11:15 am

Here’s a request from one of our own, SEPA SCOUTER (aka Tom Jones) to welcome home his bosses son, US Army First Lt. Keown, returning from a deployment in Kuwait.

from Tom
“My bosses son will be coming home.  He wants WWR and AHW to be there for him.”

US ARMY First Lt Keown will be arriving Philadelphia Airport tomorrow, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2018.  Lt. Keown was assigned to 436th Transportation Battalion based out of Staten Island NY.

The Warriors’ Watch Riders will escort Lt. Keown back to his home in NE Philly

Media is welcome

Please call the AHW Hotline for updates or changes 484-679-1717

9/16/18 POW/MIA Recognition Day   Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Friends of the Forgotten  POW/MIA Recognition Day  

Pottstown, Pennsylvania

SUNDAY September 16, 2018

Pottstown Memorial Park

(Manatawny Park) Manatawny St. North of King St., Pottstown, PA 

for the reading of the names of the VietNam POW/MIA’s

from Pennsylvania.

All are welcome, rain or shine. PLEASE join us at the park to honor  our POW/MIA’s.  God Bless America



8/11/18 Welcome Home Lieutenant Commander Eric P. Schneider US Navy Kempton, PA

A Hero’s Welcome received a very special request from our friend, Pete from Maurice Motorcycle Hearse LLC, to welcome home his brother,  Lieutenant Commander Eric P. Schneider, of the United States Navy.  We will honor Eric at the Kempton Fire Company where he will arrive to a surprise celebration!

Rally Time: 1:30 pm / Hero to arrive approx 2:00 pm

Location: Kempton Fire Company 2461 PA-143, Kempton, PA 19529

From Pete:

“Eric started his military career right out of High School 30 yrs ago when he  enlisted in the USMC. Since then he has been deployed 3 times. His first deployment was from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (Operation Dessert Shield). Second deployment was from Camp Lejeune (Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom).

Eric went to Warrant Officer school and was promoted to WO3.  Eric switched from the USMC to US Navy and is currently a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy and just finished his last deployment to Afghanistan (Operation Inherent Resolve). I am very proud of my brother Eric, and am requesting a welcome home escort from Kempton Fire Department to his home. On August 11, 2018.”

Regards, Pete Nimmerichter


Aug. 4, 2018 A Hero’s Welcome to present Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Arlington National Cemetery

The weather not cooperating at first but the sun came out and we couldn’t have asked for a better day! Thank you to our founder, Sharon Hyland, Rose Pagan, Rosely Robinson, Robin Fitapaldi, “Calamity” Jane Thomas, Sue Corey (USO Phila) and most of all, Andrew Schiavello from Honor Flight for making this the trip of a life time!

Photos below by Patrick J. Hughes and Tom Hyland, thank you! 





We will be posting photos as they are processed.

Photos by Tim Peterman, Thank you Tim!

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On Saturday, August 4, 2018 A Hero’s Welcome will have the honor of participating in the Public Wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

Due to the great response, a 2nd Chartered bus has been reserved if we can guarantee 54 people. We will need to confirm the 2nd  bus by July 29, 2018. The cost will be $45 per person which includes a box lunch and tour of additional Washington DC monuments. 

Please send your RSVP to gro.e1547752368mocle1547752368w-sor1547752368eha@a1547752368iraM1547752368  ASAP in order to reserve 2nd bus. 

Please mail your check, payable to A Hero’s Welcome to P.O. Box 7 Frederick, PA 19435.
We will need to confirm the 2nd  bus by July 29, 2018. 
Bus rally point: Park n Ride S. Gulf Road King of Prussia, PA 19406 link below:

Check In 7:00 am – 7:30 am 
Bus departs for Arlington National Cemetery 7:30 am


We will stop at the I-95S  Delaware Welcome Center to pick up folks in the Delaware area

Bus rally point: Park n Ride 198 S. Gulf Road King of Prussia, PA 19406

Delaware Rally Location: Delaware House Travel Plaza

530 JFK Memorial Highway Newark, DE 19702

Delaware Rally Time: 8:15 am / Bus Departs PROMPTLY 8:30 am for Arlington, VA 



“Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God”






Please consider joining us at this memorable event, it would be wonderful to have a show of support from our members as the wreath will be presented on behalf of our entire organization NATION WIDE.  

Date: Saturday August 4, 2018

Rally Time: 11:15 am at Arlington Ceremony:  12:15pm

Rally Location: Tomb Guard Quarters located at the Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington National Cemetery.  Arlington, VA

U.S. Army • Arlington National Cemetery • Arlington, VA 22211

NNJ 7/15/18 Flag Line for Korean War Vet Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

More on this mission: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/hasbrouck-heights-slash-wood-ridge-slash-teterboro/articles/local-navy-veteran-is-honored-with-85th-birthday

SAVE THE DATE!!!! Sunday July 15, 2018

Flag Line for Korean War Vet who is being surprised by his family for his 85th birthday.
Flag line at Crow’s Nest Restaurant
Primary Rally Point: 309 Vincent Ave, Hasbrouck Heights
Rally Time: 1200
Date: Sunday, July 15



A Hero’s Welcome has been invited to join the Warriors’ Watch Riders of both SNJ and SEPA to say WELCOME HOME to Sgt. Nicholas Delicata, US Army.  Sgt. Delicata has been away from home from one year and was deployed to Afghanistan.  The Warriors’ Watch will be escorting our HERO from PHL to New Jersey.  Please join in this welcome home at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Main Rally: Firebase 69 8201 Bartram Ave. Phila. Pa.
Rally Time:1730 (5:30 PM)
KSU: 1750 (5:50 PM)

NAME: Nicholas Delicata
AGE: 24
SERVICE TIME: 08/05/14
WHAT DOES HE DO: Airborne/Infantry
RANK: Sergeant
Deployed in Afghanistan
GONE: 1 year
Resided in Medford Lakes
COLLEGE: Norwich
SIBLINGS: One Brother, Maxwell
PARENTS: Michael and Maria


If you’d like to present our Hero’s Welcome Certificate to Sgt. Delicata, please contact *protected email*

check http://warriorswatch.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=4604 for updates or changes