12/22/17 Mug n Hug for Alec Michael Bermes, US Army Philadelphia, PA

UPDATED Rally Point: I-95 and Allegheny Ave ( under overpass )

TIME: 18:15 (6:15pm)
KSU: 18:50 (6:50 pm)

Time:  6: 15 PM
Date:  12/22/17

A Hero’s Welcome will be joining the Warriors’ Watch Riders to fullfil the request of  proud Grandfather and Navy Veteran, William Castillo.  William would like to honor his grandson,  Alec Michael Bermes. Alec is a 21 year old Port Richmond resident who graduated from Franklin Town Charter High School with Honors and received a full scholarship to Holy Family University. Alec is also the proud father of his three year old daughter Raelyn. Alec joined the Army National Guard and graduated from boot camp at Fort Still,  Oklahoma.  He is currently training at San Antonio Texas, Fort Sam Houston, for combat medic training. Alec will be home for the holidays and his grandfather would like WWR to do one of their famous welcome home and Hug and Mugs at their Port Richmond residence on Friday, December 22, at approx. 1900 hrs..

12/13/17 Welcome Home 12/13 Welcome Home Sgt. McKenry US ARMY PHL escort to the Poconos area

Rally Place: Firebase 69, 8201 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia
Rally Time: 10:15 am
KSU: 10:45 am

12/13/17  Welcome Home Escort Sgt. McKenry US ARMY, PHL and (escort to the Poconos area)

A Hero’s Welcome has been invited to  join the NEPA and SEPA Warriors Watch Riders chapters in welcoming home a WWR member from Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Her escort will be from PHL to surprise her very young son at his daycare center in the Poconos, as he does not know that she is coming home. Please read below and see how valued she is to NEPA’s member “Krete” .

Sgt. Celeste McKenry is a single mom, employee at Sam Adams Brewery, and a “flag waving” WWR member. Krete knows her from working at Sam Adams Brewery. ” When she got the orders to ship out, he threw a huge **** storm at work, being Sam Adams is a Patriotic Company.”  Since she left, he organized a donation box, and have sent care packages not only to her, but to her entire 141 battle buddies she commands in Kuwait. She was sent on her mission with a star to carry with her. So a coin and certificate would be the proper.

Celeste is like a daughter to Krete, and it breaks his heart that he will be in St. Louis when she comes home. He requests that someone take a video for him and says this event is “Gonna be one of those onion cutting ninja moments”.

You will see in the photos below that she sent back a flag and certificate after being flown over her base in Kuwait. Krete says, “Any and all are welcome to join if they care to attend. I will leave it up to you, on how far if at all, you and yours escort her. My hopes, are you can get her out of the airport, and let her experience, the bikes and flags, weather permitting.”

SNJ 12/11/17 Welcome Home escort Private 1st Class Sean Grannan, US Army PHL to SNJ

Rally: FB 69
8201 Bartram Ave.
Rally Time:1745 (5:45pm)
KSU: 1815 (6:15pm)

We have been invited to join the Warriors’ Watch Riders and Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey to say WELCOME HOME to 

Private 1st Class Sean Grannan, US ARMY

Bio Info:
Sean joined US Army Sept 2016 (Army Medic), is a Firefighter for Vincentown and an EMT for Hampton Lakes!  Our Hero is 22 years old and will be Getting married to his love, Amanda,  on Dec 29!!!  He is a graduate of Shawnee High School and is completing his deployment to the Middle East.   Sean received a Care Package from Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey

Media is welcome

12-16-17 Welcome Home and Escort for E-3 Alexandria Monastero-Stem, US Navy PHL to Boyertown, PA

Date: Saturday, December 16 , 2017

Rally Time:  6:00 AM

KSU: 6:20 AM 

Rally Location: 8200 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153-3603, United States

Save the date…Save the date…Save the date…Save the date…Save the date!

There’s no better way to celebrate the Holiday Season than to Welcome Home a Hero!

A Hero’s Welcome has been requested by a VERY PROUD patriotic family (Mom-Tracey, Dad-Joe and sister-LCpl Kaleigh Monasterostero, U.S.M.C.) to welcome home their daughter/sister E-3 Alexandria Monastero-Stem as she returns fresh off the U.S.S. Nimitz.

We can’t mention details of her deployment but we CAN say she is a Third Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy with her Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist qualification as well as a 110 Collateral Duty Inspector.

Alexandria always wanted to serve her country in some way and about 2 years after graduating Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, where she was involved with cheerleading, dance and gymnastics, she found her way. In her words….”Once I finally made the decision to do what “I” wanted, and not what everyone planned for me, I found myself with my Mom and best friend leaving me to go to boot camp in the U.S. Navy….I wouldn’t have changed the decision to join the Navy for anything in the world.” About her MOS,Alexandria says, “My job as an Aviation Mechanic Mate is one of the most rewarding rates that I believe the Navy has to offer on the Enlisted side. Working on engines, rotor systems, fuel systems, transmission systems and maintaining the MH60R at HSM-75 has been one of the most eye opening experiences in my life thus far.”

On Saturday, December 16, Alexandria will be leaving her U.S. Navy family to join her real family here for a home visit…and A Hero’s Welcome will be at PHL to surprise her as well and escort this HERO home, safe and sound, to begin her holiday time!!

EVERYONE!…This is a GREAT airport mission to experience! Please join us as we Welcome Home E-3 Alexandria Monastero-Stem!

Rally Point: FB 69, 8200 Bartram Avenue
Rally time: 6:00 AM  – early morning arrival
KSU: 6:20 AM

AHW Delaware participating in Wreaths Across America Day December 16, 2017

A Hero’s Welcome Delaware is once again, participating in Wreaths Across America.  We are looking for donations of Wreaths for our Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Wreaths are purchased through

wreathsacrossamerica.org -donate to a local cemetery – search: A Hero’s Welcome Delaware – Donate

For every 2 wreaths we sell we get one wreath FREE. All wreaths will be delivered to the Bear Veterans Cemetery. On December 16. 2107 we will all come together for a ceremony in remembrance of the brave. Bring your children and grandchildren. TEACH -HONOR – REMEMBER
Wreaths will be laid until after the ceremony.

Saturday, December 16 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM

Delaware Veterans Cemetary   Chesapeake City Rd, Bear, DE 19701


11/11/17 Masonic Lodge Veteran’s Ceremony Newport, DE

AF&AM Masonic Lodge in Newport, DE
John A. Bailey-Thompson Worshipful Master

Senior Warden will dedicate a POW MIA Chair of Honor in their lodge.

There will be a Mason meeting prior to the first ceremony of their “EMPTY CHAIR” induction of James Brady followed by and the POW MIA Chair of Honor dedication.
Tickets are $20 includes lunch

108 E Market St, Newport, DE 19804

Time: 12:00 NOON

11/6/17 Terry Campus to Dedicate POW MIA Chair of Honor Dover, DE

DATE: 11/6/17   Time: 9:00 am

Location: 100 E Campus Dr, Dover, DE 19904-1383, United States

With the dedication, the campus will join the Rolling Thunder Inc. POW/MIA Chair of Honor Program, which is intended to bring daily reminders of prisoners of war or missing in action issues. The chair, which is black with the POW/MIA logo on it, is to remain perpetually empty to help people remember that even though the soldiers are not here, there is a space for them.

Hussey Seating donated the chair, and the cost of installation and accompanying signage is being covered by Les Link, a recently retired Delaware Tech employee and Vietnam veteran.

Link initiated the discussion on having a chair installed on campus.

The dedication ceremony will include brief remarks, a three-volley salute by current service members stationed at Dover Air Force Base and the unveiling of the POW/MIA Chair of Honor.

Delaware Tech has asked for us to coordinate a Flagline for this event. Actual dedication starts promptly at 9 am.

There will be a light breakfast served at 7:30-8 am…please RSVP if you want to attend breakfast to 302-530-4984 before Wednesday 11/1/17

11/17/17 Veterans Celebration at Lighthouse Christian School

11/17 Lighthouse Christian School has asked us to come back for the 4th year.  We will be presenting the Veterans with Warrior Beads and MSAWI Stars for our Troops. …this year they are concentrating on Vietnam Veterans, but all Veterans will receive beads and Stars.

This year Bob Valentine, 38 years in the Marines, is  coming to talk to the students and lots of other guests.