11/4/18 Philadelphia Veterans Parade

A Hero’s Welcome Members!!! We will be participating in the Philadelphia Veterans Parade this year, if you’d like to walk in the parade with us, let me know!! It’s LOTS of fun !!! and best of all.. we are honoring the Veterans of the Philadelphia Area.  Rally Location will be posted Soon!

11/3/18 Salute the Troops Day with the Delco Cruisers!!!! RoseTree Park Media, PA

A Hero’s Welcome will have an information table at their Annual Salute the Troops Car and Bike Show.. Come out and join local Military Support organizations and see some super cars and bikes.. and Military Vehicles too!    The Delco Cruisers are always there to help A Hero’s Welcome and our Veterans.. Let’s get out and show our support!!!




9/21/18 WELCOME HOME MajGen Thomas D. “WHEELS” Weidley, USMC Glen Mills, PA

A Hero’s Welcome recently met Seth Brunner, Director of Secondary Athletics at Garnet Valley High School at the Springfield National Night Out.  Seth contacted us to say he’d like us to join Garnet Valley High school in welcoming home one of their own!!!
MajGen Thomas D. “Wheels” Weidley was inducted into the Garnet Valley Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class of 2016.  He could not attend the induction as he was and is currently deployed at Camp Foster in Okinawa Japan.  He will be returning to the states on 9/20 and will spend a day at Garnet Valley before traveling to Quantico.
A Hero’s Welcome will be joining Garnet Vallley Students, Faculty and Football Team to honor MajGen Weidley at this Friday night’s football game.

” We would like to give him a heroes welcome prior to the start of the Garnet Valley football game on 9/21 at 7pm.    At 6:50pm our football team will exit the locker room and make their way towards the field, both teams form a tunnel for “Wheels”  to make his entrance onto the field with the GV marching band playing the Marine Corp hymn and then present him with a welcome home certificate”

Rally point: Garnet Valley High School REAR OF THE BUILDING by Locker Room

552 Smithbridge Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Rally Time: 6:30 PM
A Hero’s Welcome and the Warriors’ Watch Riders will lead the team onto the field, at which point we will honor our Hero on the 50 yd line where he will become the office Team Captain for the game.
AHW Hotline 484-679-1717 for updates or changes

9/22/18 ARMY Mug & Hug for Sgt. Mike , BETHLEHEM PA

9/22/18 ARMY Mug & Hug for Sgt. Mike , BETHLEHEM PA

WWR NEPA and all like minded groups, clubs and patriots have been asked to do one of our famous Mug & Hugs on Saturday September 22nd.

Sgt. Mike has served in the US ARMY from 2003-2014. His friend and co-worker has asked that we give him the welcome home he never got, and we most definitely will do exactly that.

Rally: Old Kmart parking lot
3843 Linden Street, Bethlehem PA

Rally time: 1120 hrs
KSU: 1145 hrs


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