10/11/17 Wednesday Mug n Hug for Vietnam Veteran Irving J. Fisher, US Air Force

Thank you Calamity, Bikerider and Tom for making Irv’s eyes sweaty today, I’m sure those allergies cleared up as soon as we left!

Photos by Tom Hyland

Additional photos and videos by Jeff “Bikerider” Story, thank you Jeff and Tom!


Our Hero, Irv, has been feeling under the weather for quite awhile now as he undergoes treatment for cancer.  He’s a fighter but everyone can use a good ole’ fashion ‘ATTA –BOY’ from fellow Veterans, right? Irv is an avid ham radio operator and “geek” as his wife loving refers to him and … he will be very surprised by this attention!
Contact *protected email* for more information

RALLY Point: 3021 Big Road Frederick, PA 19435

Rally Time:  10:30 am
KSU:  10:50 am

10/15/2017 – WH – Cohort III of the Veterans Entreprenuerial Jumpstart (VEJ) at St. Joe’s University


Please consider attending this mission, we will need help on this one. We will be presenting our certificates to 35 Veterans! 

It’s a very nice way to say thank you and “good luck” to the Veterans who were chosen to participate in this wonderful program. They will be given the tools to start their own business and better themselves and the lives of their families …starting the next exciting chapter in their lives.


A Hero’s Welcome has once again been invited by our friend Ralph Galati to Welcome Home the Veterans participating in Cohort III of the Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart (VEJ) program at St. Joe’s University.

Ralph, AHW is excited to join you for another opportunity to honor these Veterans! A Hero’s Welcome has had a great response to this mission each time we’ve done it. The Veterans, who come from across the country, love what we do and take the memory of this honor back home to share with loved ones. We look forward to these 34 Veterans sharing their A Hero’s Welcome experience when they get home.

Can’t wait to see you all there!!
The program will begin at approx. 11:15am.

Rally Time: 10:30am
Rally Location: Mandeville Hall on the campus of St. Joe’s University
Parking for Mandeville Hall is the lot at 54th Street & City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Driving Directions for Common Routes…

From the North:
New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 6 (PA Turnpike
connector). Follow PA Turnpike to Rte.476 (Old Exit 25A/New Exit 20). Follow 476 South to
Rte. 76 East, toward Philadelphia. Follow Rte. 76 East to Exit 339 (Rte. 1, City Avenue).
Follow two miles to SJU.

From the East:
From the Ben Franklin Bridge (via Rte. 676) or the Walt Whitman Bridge: Follow Rte. 76 West to Exit 339 (Rte. 1, City Avenue). Follow two miles to SJU.

From the South:
Interstate 95 North to 476 North. Follow 476 North to Exit 5 (Rte. 1). Follow Rte. 1 North to SJU
approximately 10 miles.

From the West:
PA Turnpike to Old Exit 24/New Exit 326 (Valley Forge). Follow Rte. 76 East, toward Philadelphia, to Exit 339 (Rte. 1, City Avenue). Follow two miles to SJU.

Any questions please contact Brenda at gro.e1513518852mocle1513518852w-sor1513518852eha@a1513518852dnerb1513518852 or Elin at elin@aheros-welcome.

10/2/17 Tour of Honor for Vietnam Vets, Washington DC to Bensalem, PA

SEPA 10/2 Bucks County Tour of Honor to PARX Casino

Bucks County Tour of Honor is doing it again, Come out and see our HEROES arrive!

Veterans from both WWII and Korea will be enjoying their day in Washington DC and will be escorted from the 95 rest stop at the PA/DE line and to the PARX Casino.

This is always a great event honoring dozens of heroes. We always have a great turnout, and hope to see even more riders. Feel free to invite your friends who are not yet members of WWR too! If time won’t allow you to make the escort, you can go straight to PARX East and meet these heroes as we arrive at 6:30 pm.

Rally Point: Parx Casino, 2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020
Rally Time: 6:00pm

9/24/17 Mug n Hug for 90 yr old Tuskegee Airman and “his friends” , Cheltenham area of Phila, PA

Request by the Warriors’ Watch Riders to join them in honoring three American Heroes!

SEPA 9/24 M&H Tuskegee Airman and Friends

From the requestor:
“I am requesting WWR to Mug and Hug my uncle. He is 90 years old this September!

He was a Tuskegee Airmen! Henry Baldwin graduated from Simon Gratz High school in 1944. He entered the Army 1944 and graduated from the Division of Aeronautics in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama June 1945. Rev. Henry Baldwin, who at age 19 was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, flew with distinction during World War II as the 332nd Fighter Group, Army Air Corps over Italy. Henry received his Doctorate in 1976 in education. His big honor in 2007, in what many viewed as a long-overdue action, he and other Tuskegee Airmen received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. Henry is currently battling dementia and nothing would make him happier than to see you all stop by and say hello.

My nephews will also be in attendance both are retired Marines and Vietnam Veterans. There will be 23 other Vets at the home that we’ll be honoring with MSAWI stars…”

Rally Time: 10:00 am / WWR to arrive at 10:30 am
Rally Point : York Nursing Home 7101 Old York Rd., Philadelphia PA 19126

N.IL 10/29/17 Welcome Home SGT Aron Wagner, US Army Evanston, Illinois


A Hero’s Welcome has received a request to welcome home a Soldier in Illinois!
Details are still being finalized so please watch this site for updates.

Warriors’ Watch Riders will be coordinating the escort, thank you

John “Circuit Rider” Drake  and Bob Abrams for helping us make this Dad’s wish come true!

From Jeff Wagner:
“My son, Sgt. Aron Wagner is returning from a 9 month deployment in Iraq. Aron is an Army Ranger-qualified paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, stationed out of Fort Bragg, NC.

Aron’s unit was in a forward position, assisting and advising Iraqi soldiers.

Let’s come out and give Aron a WELCOME HOME he will never forget!! please pass the word!

Special note: Aron’s great-grandfather, Staff Sergeant Sam Adler, died in WW2, during the final push through Germany.  He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for the ultimate sacrifice he made on April 20, 1945 in Neumarkt, Germany.

Click http://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/64072/Adler-Samuel-L.htm?c=aw for details.





WHEN: Sunday, October 29, 2017  

Time: 1:30 pm  (our HERO arrives approx 2:15-2:30  pm)

WHERE: American Legion Post 42, 1030 Central Street Evanston, Ill 


9/23/17 Veterans’ Community Day, Pottstown, PA

A Hero’s Welcome will be presenting our certificate of appreciation to World War II Veterans at this ceremony.  If you know a WWII Veteran from the Pottstown Area, please contact us so they can be included in this ceremony!  

Funds raised at this event will be for the upkeep and repair of the World War II Memorial in Memorial Park.  Please pass the word!

Ceremony starts at 11:00 am

9/15/17 Fox29 Salutes the Military Day, Phila, PA

AHW has been asked by our friends at Fox29 to be a part of this year’s Fox29 Salute the Military Day.
Our response was…”YOU BET WE WILL!!!”

Fox29 has been a strong supporter of our military AND of A Hero’s Welcome missions!! THEY’RE excited…and WE’RE excited! We’d love to have all AHW members and supporters attend as Fox29 broadcasts their morning show from outside their tv studio on Market Street. What a great opportunity to honor the members and Veterans of the United States of America military!
AHW stands proud to do it!!

We will not have a rally point. We will meet at the destination…outside the Fox29 tv studio.
Since this mission lasts the length of their broadcast – which is 7am – 10am – feel free to join us when and as you can. Stay for any amount of time.

It’ll be an early morning…

Rally Time: 5:30 am

Location: Fox29 TV Studio
4th and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA

Time: Please arrive by 6:00 am or earlier if you can help us set up.

Please post on this forum if you plan on attending.

Any questions contact gro.e1513518852mocle1513518852w-sor1513518852eha@a1513518852dnerB1513518852 or gro.e1513518852mocle1513518852w-sor1513518852eha@a1513518852iram1513518852

9/10/17 Mug n Hug for Cpl Andrew Haacke, USMC Perkasie, PA

Warriors Watch Riders have invitied us to join them in Perkasie for a Mug n Hug for Cpl. Andrew Haacke, USMC.

Andrew will be back in the area for dinner with his mother Elaine and friends and it will be a perfect location to say Thank you and Welcome Home!

Short bio: Andrew is 21 and with Marine Corps Security Company. His mother Elaine Dillinger was a big part on the Vietnam Traveling Wall coming to Penndel last month. The family and friends will be at the restaurant.

Date: 9/10/17
Rally: Hanums Harley-Davidson 
3255 State Rd, Sellersville, PA 18960
Rally Time 4:30 pm 
KSU 4:45 pm
WWR RC: Hogrider