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!

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!


Honor Flight Philadelphia has set their spring trip date and has invited A Hero’s Welcome to join them in welcoming home our WWII and Korean War Heroes.

The  trip is scheduled for Monday September 24, 2018 departing from and returning to the Flourtown Country Club 150 McCloskey Rd, Flourtown, PA 19031 Montgomery County, PA.

Come out to the Flourtown Country Club to welcome the WWII and Korean War Veterans as they return from their very special trip to Washington, DC to visit the Memorial built in their honor.  These Veterans are treated to a red carpet day by Honor Flight Philadelphia.  Honor Flight does a phenomenal job taking care of the Veterans and treating them like they are super stars…. BECAUSE THEY ARE!!!  They are truly the greatest generation.

Since 2012, Honor Flight Philadelphia honored over 1,800 veterans along with their guardians with a trip to Washington D.C. to view those memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice.

Scheduled arrival time is approximately 6:15-6:30 p.m.


Looking for members in the Virginia Beach area to assist with Welcome Home


A Hero’s Welcome,

We  have received a  welcome home request from a husband of a Sailor in Virginia Beach, VA who recently returned from her 3rd deployment!  She has spent many months away from her children and her hubby wanted to do something special for his wife when she returned home.  We have not been able to properly plan a welcome home since currently have no chapter in the Virginia Beach area but…that doesn’t mean it won’t still happen!!!

If you know of anyone in the Virginia Beach area that would be interested in helping us plan a welcome home for this Sailor, please contact me.

Our Hero is already home so this will be an easy mission to plan…

For the Troops,

Maria  Hyland

A Hero’s Welcome