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! 





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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.e1534678869mocle1534678869w-sor1534678869eha@a1534678869iraM1534678869  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,+King+of+Prussia,+PA+19406/@40.0829817,-75.3865837,3a,75y,302.71h,93.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szfjsqPrvjlNW1QnmtHqamg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c695b4b7f0042d:0x638282b27626fdc1!8m2!3d40.0847063!4d-75.3870784

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:

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*

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6/24/18 Mug and Hug Vet’s Journey Home Graduation Reading, PA

Rally Point:
Rite Aid
670 Philadelphia Ave
Reading, PA 19607

Rally Time:1400  (2:00 pm)
KSU:1420   (2:20 pm)

Vets Journey Home
 has invited us join them in honoring  6 Veterans who will be completing the VJH retreat.

A Hero’s Welcome is honored and humbled to be a part of this very important moment in the lives of the Veterans participating in VJH. It is a time of healing, renewal, and a fresh start and we, of course, will be there for these heroes.


The Vets Journey home retreat is a weekend of honoring and healing for Veterans, both combat and non-combat Veterans.
Each weekend retreat culminates in a Graduation ceremony and celebration honoring each Veteran participant.

We love participating in this portion of the retreat. A Hero’s Welcome presents the Veterans with our certificates of appreciation, the MSAWI Stars for our Troops and then, the honorees walk to their graduation. It’s a weekend of healing in so many aspects. Each Veteran gets something personal out of it that they will carry with them forever. I’m very grateful that we can be a part of this healing.

Warriors’ Watch Riders and A Hero’s Welcome will ride to the destination where the Veterans will be outside waiting for us. Please consider attending this mission if you haven’t yet, it’s heartwarming. even on a hot day!!!  Please respond if you will be attending and would like to present our certificates to the Veterans.  Thank you!

to learn more about Vets Journey Home please visit their site:


6/15/18 Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony Sanatoga, PA

6/15/18 Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony (Sanatoga )Pottstown, PA

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony
Friday, June 15, at 10 a.m.
Berean Bible Church, 2675 E. High St., Sanatoga, PA 19464

A Hero’s Welcome will join Reps. Tim Hennessey, Marcy Toepel and Tom Quigley as we honor veterans who served in the military during the Vietnam War. Any veteran living in the 26th, 146th or 147th districts who served on active duty in the Armed Forces at any time during the period of Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, is eligible to attend and receive a special pin and certificates of recognition.

A Hero’s Welcome members, please attend this mission and take part in presenting our certificate to the Vietnam Veterans. 

6/8/18 Ionic Lodge #31 and Legion of Honor – POW MIA Chair Dedication New Castle, DE

Friday June 8, 2018

Time:  7:00 PM

Nur Shrine Center 198 South DuPont Highway (Route 13 & 40 split)

New Castle, Delaware

Please join us as the Ionic Lodge #31 and Legion of Honor as they dedicate a POW MIA Chair of Honor at the Nur Shrine (Temple) and also doing an “Empty Chair” degree.
It is our HONOR to be part of 2 amazing ceremonies. Refreshments will be served after the ceremonies. All are welcome, bring your families, groups, organization to witness this amazing event. We have a full night planned. Starting with the POW MIA Chair of Honor Dedication, Speaker Col Blevins and Dennis Schulz (Handshake Journey) he will be coming in from Wisconsin for this event. Following the dedication the Legion of Honor will be doing their Empty Chair Degree. We will be having the Legion Fife and Drums, DSP Color Guard and Pipes and Drums, VFW Post #475 doing the Volleys, Aidan Peterson playing TAPS, Rebecca Bristow signing the National Anthem and the Imagination Players singing our branches of the Military. It’s going to be an AWESOME evening….come join us…..

6/1/18 Welcome Home 261 Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Delaware Air National Guard Smyrna, DE

We have been invited by Adjutant General Carol Timmons in giving A Hero’s Welcome to 19 members of the 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade of the the Delaware Air National Guard on June 1st, 2018 at 10 am.
The ceremony will take place at the Smyrna Readiness Center, 103 Artisan Drive, Smyrna, Delaware.

Date: June 1, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Location:  Smyrna Readiness Center 103 Artisan Drive Smyrna, DE

Bring your 3×5 flags.