5/19/18 POW MIA Chair of Honor Dedication Dover, Delaware

Our friend and great supporter Jennifer Rambo will be dedicating a POW MIA Chair of Honor at Mission BBQ in Dover, Delaware on May 19, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am 
Location: 365 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901
Jennifer is a great supporter of A Hero’s Welcome Delaware our military, veterans and troops. She is a great supporter to all other organizations in the state that are affiliated with our military, first responders and veterans.
This POW MIA Chair will serve as a constant reminder that since WW II there are 82,407 members of our military “still missing”.
Some of us from AHW-DE will not be here, we have a prior commitment. For those that are available please support Jennifer Rambo in her POW MIA Chair of Honor Dedication.
Thank you to Hogs and Heroes John Greene

6/2/18 Attention Military Families ! Willow Grove, PA

Rep. Tom Murt and the Willow Grove Home Depot have put together another great “Information Day” for Military Families and Veterans. Come on out, tell your friends… there will be lots of food and fun for the family.  This is always a great source of support for our Military families, please pass the word to a military family you may know.

A Hero’s Welcome will have an information table set up, if you’d like to join in and help represent our organization, please let me know!

Date: Sat. June 2, 2018

Time: 9am-1:30 pm 
Rally Location – Home Depot
2250 Easton Rd
Willow Grove Pa 19090

5/6/18 Freedom Steps 11th Annual 5 K to support our Military Willow Grove, PA

Are you a runner??? Are you a walker??? Are you a ‘watcher of runners or walkers’ ???? Are a PATRIOT??? then we want YOU to come on out to the 11th Annual Freedom Steps 5K . All funds raised are used to support our deployed military. Please pass the word!

Saturday May 6, 2018
8-11 Am 
Masons Mill Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

The purpose of this 5k is to raise awareness and funds for our deployed troops. All proceeds go to buy and send care packages to our men and women in uniform.

8/7/18 Springfield Twp National Night Out, Springfield Delco, PA

A Hero’s Welcome has been invited by the Springfield Township Police to join in the annual Springfield Township “Night Out” to support local law enforcement and the community.

Springfield Township Police Department has begun to plan for this year’s National Night Out event, which will take place on Tuesday, August 7 from 6pm-9pm at the Springfield Country Club.

A Hero’s Welcome will have an information table set up and a supply of “Stars for our Troops” for us to present to any veterans that are in attendence.  Please consider joining us at this event.  It will be nice to have 5+ of our members to man the table. If you are interested, please let me know and plan on arriving by 5:30 pm.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.




AHW will be partnering with MSAWI for their 9th ANNIVERSARY SUPPORT OUR TROOPS DAY
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Report for Duty: 1-4pm
Congregation Ramath Orah, 550 West 110th St. NYC
(between Broadway & Amsterdam)

It’s a day to show the Troops we care!
Help us make 1,500 care packages for our Troops & homeless Veterans
Workout in the boot camp.
Be inspired in the MSAWI Military Academy.


For our AHW members who ride, please remember to wear a helmet in accordance with NJ law.


RALLY PLACE: BRIANS HD, 600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047

KSU: 0930
Arrive Joyce Kilmer rest stop NJ Turnpike at 10:15, KSU 10:30

Arrive Vince Lombardi rest stop NJ Turnpike at 11:15am, meet up with ECPA and NEPA.
11:35 ride brief, 11:45 KSU to our destination, arriving at 12:15pm 550W 110th St. NY, NY

We need to know if you are planning to attend!

4/19/18 Vietnam War Commemoration Program Washington Crossing Park

It’s not too late to register for the Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony

If you are a Vietnam Veteran or surviving family member and would like to attend this wonderful ceremony,  Please RSVP at 215-737-2311 or  Âlim1537825099.ald@1537825099yllih1537825099pstev1537825099rawma1537825099nteiv1537825099
Also, if you are a friend of A Hero’s Welcome and would like to assist in presenting the Welcome Home certificates… WE WANT YOU!!!

During the ceremony, Veterans will receive a personalized Welcome Home Certificate and Vietnam War Commemoration Pin.

4/15/18 Welcome Ceremony for Veterans Entrepreneurship Cohort at Saint Joseph’s University

We will be presenting our certificates to 24 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 Hank Gillen, MBA Director, Office of Veterans Services, Saint Joseph’s University,

to Welcome Home the Veterans participating in Cohort III of the Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart (VEJ) program at St. Joe’s University.

Hank, 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 24 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 *protected email* for more info / call 484-679-1717 for updates or changes.

5/30/18 POW / MIA Chair of Honor Dedication Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Untion Trappe, PA

The  Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union have joined Rolling Thunder to again, dedicate a POW/ MIA Chair of Honor at their Trappe/Collegeville Branch.

Date: Wednesday May 30, 2018

Ceremony starts at 1:00 PM

Veterans and Patriots are invited to attend this ceremony. Please bring your 3×5 Amerian Flag.

“This Empty Chair will serve as an instant reminder of all the sacrifices made for ‘Our Country’ by these still missing American servicemen who have for too long been forgotten by all but their immediate families and some close friends”.

“America’s Veteran’s are the Purchasers’ of Peace and every Veteran has earned the Right, the Absolute Right to Come Home!”


For More Info: http://www.powmiachairofhonor.org/about.html

4/12/18 POW/MIA Chair of Honor Dedication at Night for Vets Allentown, PA

Date: 4/12/18
Time: 6:00 pm / Ceremony Starts at 6:25pm
Location: Coca-Cola Park 1050 IronPigs Way Allentown, PA  18109

On April 12, 2018, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Baseball Team would like to recognize some of our Veteran heroes who have fought for our freedom and we also remember those who lost their lives and those who became Prisoners of War or Missing in Action.

At this ceremony, held prior to the opening game of the 2018 season, we will join together to unveil this meaningful memorial. The POW-MIA National Chair of Honor.

With the chair stands a plaque that reads: You Are Not Forgotten, Since World War II, more than 82,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for.

“This Empty Chair will serve as an instant reminder of all the sacrifices made for ‘Our Country’ by these still missing American servicemen who have for too long been forgotten by all but their immediate families and some close friends”.

“America’s Veteran’s are the Purchasers’ of Peace and every Veteran has earned the Right, the Absolute Right to Come Home!”

Rolling Thunder’s major function is to publicize the POW/MIA Issue. To educate the public of the fact that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all past wars. To help correct the past and to protect the future veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners Of War / Missing in Action. We are committed to helping American veterans from all wars.

More info about the POW / MIA issue: http://www.powmiachairofhonor.org/about.html

Link to purchase tickets: http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp?sid=t1410


UPDATE: 5/6/18 Mug n Hug Request for Vietnam Veteran Joseph M. Tier, Jr. USMC Glenolden, PA


Delaware County Daily Times article by Pete  Bannan, Photographer
Daily Local News and Main Line Media News

thank you !!!


Changed to Wawa 1550 Chester Pike Folcroft, P.a.

Rally time:12:30 pm KSU 1:20 pm

A Hero’s Welcome, we’ve received a request to honor an American Hero and Vietnam Veteran on his upcoming birthday in May.  The family witnessed a welcome home we organized in Glenolden a year or two ago and Jane (our Hero’s wife)  knew she wanted to do the same for her HERO! OOORAH!!!

Jane,  A Hero’s Welcome and the Warriors’ Watch Riders would be honored to help you give Joe a big birthday surprise!

PVT Joseph M. Tier, Jr. USMC and Vietnam Veteran. Served from May 8, 1967 thru Sept. 16th 1969 2 yrs., 9 mo. and 28 days.

Bio supplied by Joe’s wife, Jane.

Joe served two tours in Vietnam on the USS Boston. He loaded the ammo 5” -8” for firing off the ship 5 miles from land 6 hours on and 6 hours off.  Joe’s awards include National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Metal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Sharpshooter Badge M-14, Good Conduct Medal and Proof Director Small Arms.                                                         









Joseph graduated from Temple with a BA in Accounting. Joseph enjoys working with wood. Joseph’s family includes Jane and son Michael J. Tier.  Joe’s Dad was Navy WWII Veteran and his mother is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Joe has remained isolated far too long. His daughter from his first marriage was killed by a drunk driver in 2004 and has become even more isolated. All too painful due to PTSD. I am hoping I can get Joe a Therapy Dog for his BIG DAY. Joe is not well at all.

So, as you read this…it sounds like our veteran sure could use some WWR and AHW Rock Star Treatment…

Rally Location – Wawa
3 North Macdade Blvd
Glenolden Pa. 19036

Rally Time – 1230 Hrs. (12:30 PM)

KSU – 1320 Hrs. (1:20 PM)

Please call the AHW Hotline 484-679-1717 for updates or changes