6/29/19 PHL Airport Welcome Home and Escort to Lafayette Hill, PA for Captain Patrick Hornsby, US ARMY

Escort as we come into Conshohocken. Many thanks to the Conshohocken, Plymouth, Plymouth Whitemarsh, Barren Hill, Harmonville, Spring Mill, George Clay please let me know if i'm leaving anyone out!!! YOU KIDS ARE AWESOME!!! THANK YOU!

Rally Point: Fb 69, 8200 Bartram Avenue
Rally Time: Approximately 1pm

Escort to Lafayette Hill, PA. ETA approx 3:30-4:00 pm
If you’d like to meet at the destination, please contact me for the location.

We have received this request from one of our own, Big Lee W.

“My daughter Captain MRS. Hornsby US Army, asked me to file this request on her behalf to welcome home her husband, Captain Hornsby. 
Patrick enlisted in 2004 as a 14S, (air defense artillery) responsible for operating the Avenger surface-to-air missile system. His first assignment was with the 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell. He deployed to Iraq twice, in 2004 and 2008, where he earned his combat action badge. He served 5 years at Ft. Campbell, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

In 2009 he applied and was selected to become a Drill Sergeant. He trained thousands of Soldiers at Ft. Sill for 2 years as a DS. There he earned the Iron Drill Sergeant Award for top physical fitness in the brigade and also promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class.

In 2011 he applied and was selected for the green to gold scholarship. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at Cameron University in Lawton, OK. He finished #26 out of all 7000 cadets in the US and finished 1st in his regiment at advanced camp. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the medical service corps in 2013 and returned to the 101st Airborne at Ft. Campbell.

He was assigned to the Rakkasans where he served as a platoon leader, battalion medical officer, and battery executive officer. He was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant.

In 2015 he transitioned to Ft. Sam Houston where he initially served as a company executive officer. He then transferred to the nuclear health physics AOC and became an instructor in the AMEDD Center and School. Here he was promoted to Captain. In 2018 he was sent on his 3rd deployment to the Middle East, conducting missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Syria, Qatar, and Egypt.

He will also be completing his Master’s Degree in health physics and graduates in December 2019.

Awards and decorations include: bronze star, meritorious service medal, 11 ARCOMs, 4 AAMs, combat action badge, expert field medical badge, air assault wings, Iraqi Campaign Ribbon, Operation Enduring Freedom Medal, Operation Inherent Resolve Medal, overseas service ribbon, volunteer service ribbon, NATO medal, global war on terror ribbon, army service ribbon and 2 meritorious unit citations to his list of awards.
There is more but my daughter couldn’t think of it all. Patrick and Michele have two children. Michele has been coined already, but was never escorted. So even though this is for Patrick, it’s really a two-fer because Michele spent a year in Afghanistan too. Michele is now a US Army Physician’s assistant. “

RC: Big Lee

Please respond if you will be attending this welcome home!  Thank you! 


6/30/19 MUG N HUG in WALDWICK, NJ for 2 US Army Soldiers!

We had another Mug and Hug today (busy day)! US Navy John Benanti both WW2 AND Korean War Vet. He also just turned 92 years old and last week got his official high school diploma from Garfield High School since he missed graduation because he enlisted in the US Navy! What a humble man! Thank you everyone who came out and helped celebrate! Thanks again to Warriors Watch Rider Rick Merchant and Free Masons and the town of Saddle Brook and Garfield!!

A Hero’s Welcome and the Warriors’ Watch Riders invite you to come out and Thank TWO Veterans! PFC Joe Tartas, US Army and his father in law, Korean War Veteran PFC Andrew Nubile. We are meeting at the Burger King in Waldwick, NJ.


Rally Time: 9:30pm
Rally Point: Burger King
41 Franklin Tpk. Waldwick

6/2/19 HONOR FLIGHT Springfield, PA

June 2nd, we are  proud to say WELOME HOME at another Honor Flight mission!!!
Please join together to welcome home  3 buses of Vietnam veterans at The Porch at The Lamb Tavern in Springfield Delaware County  865 W. Springfield Rd Springfield, PA 19064.

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