05/27/2017 Shhhh! Surprise Bash for a Honey Brook, PA Army Hero!

 

What a great turnout approx for our Honeybrook Hero!  Over 30 bikes, the Honeybrook Fire Company, Mayor Chris Mulhall, A Hero’s Welcome, Warriors Watch Riders, Veterans Riders Association, Rolling Thunder, Hogs and Heroes, Second Brigade MC among those who were there to honor not only SFC Minarik but members of his family and friends who were currently or have served in the Military.   Members of all groups joined in making the presentations of our AHW certificate, beads, MSAWI Star and  WWR coined everybody  also .

Mike was speechless and extremely greatful! … and that’s what’s most important.. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED KIDS! GREAT JOB!

A Hero’s Welcome has been invited to surprise a U.S. Army Hero at his 20 year retirement bash!
WELCOME HOME SGT. FIRST CLASS MATTHEW MINARIK, US ARMY! 

UPDATE: Here’s alittle more info about  what our Hero has been doing for the past 20 years!!! He has received the following awards:

Army Commendation Medal x2, Army Achievement Medal x5, Army Good Conduct Medal x6, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal
Cages, Bikes, First Responders and Patriots are all welcome to join us in honoring our Hero’s service. His deployments have included Hungary, Korea, and Iraq. Our Hero comes from a family of Heroes that have served and sacrificed for our country. Numerous family members are waiting to celebrate at his 20 year retirement bash!

We have been asked to arrive mid-celebration with horns and sirens blaring, flags a-waving!

Rally Time: 3:15 pm
Rally Point: Goodwill 2846 Main St, Morgantown, PA 19543
https://goo.gl/maps/PGufUFyFHUT2
KSU: 3:45 pm

Please post on this forum if you plan on attending.

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

5/4 and 5/5 Carry the Load Comes thru Delaware! Please come out to support this event

Carry the Load

Rally5/4 and 5/5 here is the schedule for the state.

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Rally in Delaware is at the CHASE BANK….201 N. Walnut Street Wilmington, DE 19801

more of the East Coast Route can be viewed below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gk6MR0NmLFhi39ZVuW7XGtwcCRLPb6PGdGp4f4fK3vM/edit#gid=1283087133

Rally is 4-6 PM If you know of anyone near these other points please notifying them of this important even!

 

5/26/17 Lord Baltimore Elementary School Memorial Day Meaning Ceremony, Ocean View, DE

For our 4th year we have been asked to help the students and staff of Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View, Delaware for the ceremony of the TRUE MEANING of Memorial Day. Every year Elizabeth Helm teaches the children the meaning of this very special day. The kids are wonderful, patriotic and a joy. This school does a great job to bringing back the meaning of the holiday. Carry the Load will be one of the topics they will be hearing about this year at the ceremony.

Where: Lord Baltimore Elementary School
120 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, DE 19970

Time: 2 PM

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5/3/17 Carry the Load comes through PA Please come out to support

A Hero’s Welcome has once again been requested by the Carry the Load organization to participate in the 2017 East Coast Route, traveling from West Point, NY to Dallas, TX in about 30 days! We will be honored! But this one is even more special… Esther and Len Wolfer, our friends, partners, and AHW family members, have asked AHW to spread the word and join this year’s Carry The Load event in memory of their son, Major Stuart Adam Wolfer.

For those of you who are not familiar with Carry The Load, it was started by two former Navy Seal veterans. What started as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has broadened to include more than just our military heroes and more than just the one holiday. Carry The Load works to bring all American’s together to participate in honoring our nation’s heroes every day.

Where:         Yardley Boro Veterans Monument.
https://goo.gl/maps/VXu1rnt78Cz
Intersection of River Road (PA32) and East Afton Avenue (PA )                                             Yardley, PA  19067
When:           Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Rally Time: 4pm (times may vary due to pace of participants)
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For details about this event, please click the link below:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gk6MR0NmLFhi39ZVuW7XGtwcCRLPb6PGdGp4f4fK3vM/edit#gid=1283087133

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Home of the Free Because of the Brave!
God Bless the U.S.A!

05/21/2017 SEVC 2nd Annual Parade – Spring City, PA

AHW members, supporters and all patriots… join us for the SEVC 2nd Annual Parade!!

Last year AHW was proud to participate and march for our veterans!

We’ve been asked to join and celebrate again!

Hope to see you all there! Look for our AHW banner!

Rally Point:
1 Veteran’s Drive
Spring City, PA 19475
https://goo.gl/maps/UFfXSkaUJQU2

Rally Time: 11:45 AM
Staging Time: 12 Noon
Parade Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Rain Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017

* parade will be marching around SEVC center, approx. 1 mile.

Please post on this forum if you plan on attending.

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

05/07/2017 Freedom Steps 5k – Masons Mill Park, Huntingdon Valley, PA

Heather Salazar, President of Freedom Steps, has once again invited A Hero’s Welcome to participate in the 2017 Freedom Steps 5k.

“Freedom Steps is a community, heartfelt tribute to the men and women who are on the front lines everyday defending our country. Some may walk, some may run, but we all participate in every type of weather. The armed forces don’t stop protecting our freedoms just because it is raining or chilly outside. For everyone involved, this event is a show of dedication that regardless of politics, we all support our men and women in uniform and are so very grateful for what they do for us.”

All AHW members, supporters and patriots are welcome to attend.

Rally Point:
Masons Mill Park
3500 Masons Mill Rd
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
https://goo.gl/maps/PSTcKL1gEhr

Rally Time: 8:30 AM
National Anthem at 8:45 AM
Run/Walk begins at 9:15 AM

4/30/17 NYC MSAWI 8th ANNIVERSARY SUPPORT OUR TROOPS DAY

AHW will be partnering with MSAWI for their 8th ANNIVERSARY SUPPORT OUR TROOPS DAY
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Report for Duty: 1-4pm
Congregation Ramath Orah, 550 West 110th St. NYC
(between Broadway & Amsterdam)

It’s a day to show the Troops we care!
Help us make 1,500 care packages for our Troops & homeless Veterans
Workout in the boot camp.
Be inspired in the MSAWI Military Academy.

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT MSAWI, CLICK LINK BELOW:
http://www.msawi.org/troops.php

For our AHW members who ride, please remember to wear a helmet in accordance with NJ law.

RALLY TIME: 0900

RALLY PLACE: BRIANS HD, 600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047

KSU: 0930
Arrive Joyce Kilmer rest stop NJ Turnpike at 10:15, KSU 10:30

Arrive Vince Lombardi rest stop NJ Turnpike at 11:15am, meet up with ECPA and NEPA.
11:35 ride brief, 11:45 KSU to our destination, arriving at 12:15pm 550W 110th St. NY, NY

We need to know if you are planning to attend!
Please post on this forum. www.aheros-welcome.org/forum

Any questions please contact Brenda….brenda@aheros-welcome.org or Elin …. elin@aheros-welcome.org

UPDATE: Announcement of the Passing of Edward ” Tug” Devine 1/29/17 NJ WWR and AHW

http://www.gardnerfuneralhome.com/home/ … h_id=12431

Funeral Arrangements have been made for Edward “Tug” Devine.
A celebration of life will be held at 2pm on Feb. 4, 2017

A Hero’s Welcome will join Tug’s family and many friends in a flag line to honor his years of service as a first responder and honoring our Military and Veterans.

Please bring your 3×5 American Flag at the Gardner Funeral Home in Runnemede, NJ

 

 Visitation
Saturday, February 04, 2017
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede
126 S. Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, New Jersey 08078

Memorial Service
Saturday, February 04, 2017
2:00 PM
Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede
126 S. Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, New Jersey 08078

 

It is with great sadness that I send you this announcement of the passing of our dear friend, confidant and mentor… Edward “Tug” Devine.

Tug has been a wonderful friend to A Heros’ Welcome,  he will be terribly missed and we will never forget his friendship.  Tug was always the ‘voice of reason’ with advice for A Hero’s Welcome.. carefully evaluating the situation and giving guidance that was always good for all involved, most of all.. Good for the Troops we were here to support.  I can’t remember an event held in New Jersey that Tug didn’t attend, even when he wasn’t feeling well… and he’d suprise us in PA and Delaware too…he was working for the Troops.  He was totally selfless and his leadership showed in the support he had from his friends and members of all the groups he worked with.

I will post information on Tug’s services on this site as soon as the arrangments are made but in the mean time, please keep Tug’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. His big boots will never be filled.  

Below are a few pictures of Tug that I hope will bring a smile to your face.. (I had a tough time finding pictures of him without a pretty girl on his arm.)

2/12/17 DELAWARE Major General Vavala change of command to Major General Carol Timmors

Photos by Silver Eagle, Jim Lowell.  Thank you Jim!

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0AaM2jJo0bN2Siq6

 

Patriot Guard Riders and A Hero’s Welcome Delaware have been invited to stand a flag line:

The Commander in Chief of the Delaware National Guard requests the pleasure of your company at a change of command ceremony Major General Francis D. Vavala

will relinquish his command of the Delaware National Guard to

Major General Carol A. Timmons.

WHEN: Saturday
DATE: 2/11/2017
TIME: 3 PM
Army Aviation Support Facility
33 Corporate Circle
New Castle, Delaware 19720
Reception immediately following
Staging
Stage at the Wawa located at the intersection of Rt 141 and Commons Blvd. Stage at 14:00 hrs with KSU at 14:30 hrs

Don’t forget your flags

Rosely489@verizon.net

Delaware 1/31/17 Retirement of Major General Frank Vavala

A Hero’s Welcome Delaware will be presenting Major General with A Certificate of Appreciation for his 50 years of service to the Delaware National Guard.

It has been an honor for all of us to stand flag lines and participate in deployments, WELCOME HOMEs to our troops, Veterans’ Day, Chair of Honor and all other events alongside Major General Frank Vavala.

He will be missed by all.

AHW-DE Chapter
Rosely Robinson