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

9/22/18 Paoli Battlefield Heritage Heritage Day Malvern, PA

A Hero’s Welcome will have an information table set up at this exciting event!  Please review the info below and consider joining us, you will learn about the history of the United States Military as well as lots of great stuff about the military support groups who will be attending !

Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day & Food Truck Event 

Paoli Battlefield Historical Park
Monument Ave & Wayne Ave, Malvern, PA 19355 (directions: http://pbpfinc.org/directions/ )

Featuring a Beer & Wine  Garden! (link to purchase tickets below)



Join us on Saturday, September 22nd 2018 as we present our 6th annual Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day, featuring our Military Timeline starting at the French and Indian War and going through to present day.  With the help of our friends from Historical Military Impressions and the PA National Guard see re-enactors from the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, The Civil War, The Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, and today’s conflicts in camps and displaying the dress and items they carried into battle.  Interact with the soldiers, see the weapons they used and learn about the clothing and other gear that these soldiers needed to outfit themselves on the battlefield.  Live firing exercises will take place throughout the day, as well as many other programs. This year will also feature a Food Truck Festival. It’s an event for all ages!

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.e1553219871mocle1553219871w-sor1553219871eha@a1553219871iraM1553219871  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


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: http://www.VetsJourneyHome.org