Greetings again from Hawk Hill!
We are excited to share that our next Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans will take place in April. Our welcome ceremony will occur on Sunday, 7 April at 11:45 AM. We have been displaced from the first floor in Mandeville Hall, but are looking for a suitably representative alternate spot (the rest of the Sunday activities for the program are in the same building, so parking & directions remain the same.) Let’s hope for nice weather!
I hope you will be able to join us on 7 April. Thank you, as always, for your continued support of our region’s veterans.
Hank Gillen, MBA & Army Veteran
Director, Office of Veterans Services
Saint Joseph’s University
A Hero’s Welcome and the Warriors’ Watch Riders have been invited by the Arcola Intermediate School to join them in honoring those who have served and are currently serving in our military. A POW MIA Chair of Honor will be dedicated at this ceremony.
Please join us as the students of Arcola say THANK YOU to our local Veterans !
On Friday, February 8th at 8:15am, Arcola Intermediate School (4001-A Eagleville Road, Eagleville, PA 19403) will be holding an assembly to recognize those who serve/have served our country as members of the military.
The staff and
students will be dedicating a Chair
of Honor in the newly refurbished Arcola auditorium as part of
this program. A Chair of Honor is an unoccupied chair that is a memorial to all
the brave men and women who served in the military of this great nation, but
have not returned home to us. It symbolizes there will always be a seat
in Arcola awaiting their return.
Veterans and community members are welcome to attend this event.
ALL VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN AT THE ARCOLA MAIN OFFICE.
Prior to the event, we ask that you RSVP by calling the main office at
610-489-5000 x30200 or filling out the registration form– link HEREAND
pre-registering in person at the school. You MUST have a valid driver’s license
We recommend that you arrive for the event no later than 7:45am to accommodate transportation for student arrival. Parking is available on site. Additional parking is available in the overflow lot near the athletic field.
Dr. Mangano, Principal
Our hero has just left Kuwait and is expected to arrive home sometime on Friday. The Warriors’ Watch Riders will escort Staff Sergeant Stadelberger to Abington, PA
Stand by for final details.
About our Hero:
Philadelphia Police Officer and Staff Sergeant Paul C. Stadelberger has been in Kuwait for over 3 months. Previously less than a 1.5 years ago was in Afghanistan. He is in the DE Air National Guard, been a guardsman for over 15 years. He was also in Navy, active duty 4 years. This was a volunteer deployment as another member injured had to come out he went on to finish the 6 month deployment.
A little history on our hero: 4 years active duty with the Navy, deployed twice in 97 and 99. And 17 years with the Delaware Air National Guard, deployed twice.
Rally Point: To be announced
Rally Time: To be announced
A Hero’s Welcome will be marching in the 4th Annual Philadelphia Veterans Parade again this year. If you’d like to join at this exciting event, please contact me (*protected email*) we will have a marching group w/ banner.
Our position is Bravo II; Parking is at a premium and very difficult to find. Give yourself ample time to park, walk and meet our group at 20th and JFK Blvd between 10-11 am. Make sure you tell the organizers you are with A Hero’s Welcome and are in the Bravo II group. There is a vehicle check point for any vehicles in the parade, NOT AHW MEMBERS MARCHING IN THE PARADE..please see map for routes, etc. Please note that due to the number of streets being shut down for the parade, you will have to travel east on JFK Blvd. from 30th Street Station to get to 20th and JFK.. If you need more clarification on how to commute to 20th & JFK, there is a map attached to this email detailing the route you should take. All marchers are also to report to 20th & JFK Blvd between 10-11am.
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!