6/2/19 Send off for WWII D-Day Veteran Pennsburg, PA

A Hero’s Welcome Members has been invited to a very special send off for a World War II Veteran.   
At 2 p.m., Stan Friday, a 96 year old World War II veteran Scout for the 80th Infantry Division, 165 days in constant combat, will be traveling from his home in Pennsburg to the Philadelphia International Airport to join 13 other World War II veterans from around the country to go back for the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy France. Stan will be one of five American World War II veterans that will receive the French Legion of Honor medal on June 6. The medal will be presented to him by President Macron of France and President Trump. 
Rally Location: Finland Mennonite Church, 1750 Ziegler Road, Pennsburg PA 18073. Rally time: 1:15 pm

6/1/19 Military Family Day Willow Grove, PA

Once again the Home Depot and State Senator Tom Murt have joined forces to support our Military and their families!!!  They will be hosing this annual event on Sat June 1st from 9am-1-1:30 pm., @ The Home Depot  in Willow Grove, Pa.

Date: Saturday June 1, 2019
Time: 9 am-1:30 pm
Location: Willow Grove Home Depot 2250 Easton Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090

A Hero’s Welcome and the Warriors’ Watch Riders have been invited to participate, please RSVP if you can join in at our info table.  Stay as long as you can, it’s all about our Troops and their families today, let’s show them what we can do to say THANK YOU for all they do for us!!!

5/14/19 Mug ‘n Hug Escort Specialist Justin Kolb, US ARMY

A Hero’s Welcome and the Warriors’ Watch Riders have  received a heartfelt, hand-written request from a proud mother asking for us to Welcome her son Home! 

Specialist Justin Kolb, US ARMY Retired, a graduate of JROTC, 21st Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Rally Point: Dunkin’ Donuts, 108 W Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428

Rally Time: 5:45 pm

KSU 6:15 PM

5/5/19 Freedom Steps 5 K Walk/Run to support our Troops!

Sunday May 5, 2019
Masons Mill Park
3500 Masons Mill Rd 
Huntingdon Valley, 
PA 19006

May 5
Time: 9:15 am
Event Category:
5k Road
Organizer: Lorna Salazar
Phone: 215-657-3992

4/7/19 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans St. Joe’s University, Phila PA WATCH FOR UPDATES!

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. 

Best regards,


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 for admission.
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.

Thank you!
Dr. Mangano, Principal

11/9/18 Welcome Home SSGT Paul Stadelberger, Delaware ANG Abington, PA

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

11/4/18 A Hero’s Welcome to March in the 4th Annual Philadelphia Veterans Parade

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 ()  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.