5/4 and 5/5 Carry the Load Comes thru Delaware! Please come out to support this event

Carry the Load

Rally5/4 and 5/5 here is the schedule for the state.


Rally in Delaware is at the CHASE BANK….201 N. Walnut Street Wilmington, DE 19801

more of the East Coast Route can be viewed below:


Rally is 4-6 PM If you know of anyone near these other points please notifying them of this important even!



5/30/17 Wilmigton’s Memorial Day Parade


AHW-DE has been invited to once again take part in the Wilmington’s Memorial Day Parade and we will do just that……..here is our invitation from the chairman Thomas Kenney:

On behalf of Wilmington’s Memorial Day Committee, I would like to invite you and your organization to march in Wilmington’s 2017 Memorial Day parade.

This year marks the 150th consecutive observance of the traditional Memorial Day, May 30, in Wilmington.

The tradition began in 1868, when a group of New Castle County citizens formed a Memorial Day Committee, to honor those who died in the Civil War.

We feel it is important, as we know you do, to pass on the tradition of honoring those who have given their lives for our country.

The parade lines up 5:15 p.m., steps off at 6:00 p.m., May 30, on Delaware Ave. at Woodlawn Ave.. Participants march east down Delaware Avenue to the Civil War Monument at Broom St., where we honor the dead of all wars with a memorial service.

Your participation in our parade will be a tribute to those who have died for our country. For your convenience, our participation form follows.

Please join us


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Welcome Home, Thank you for your service.

5/26/17 Lord Baltimore Elementary School Memorial Day Meaning Ceremony, Ocean View, DE

For our 4th year we have been asked to help the students and staff of Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View, Delaware for the ceremony of the TRUE MEANING of Memorial Day. Every year Elizabeth Helm teaches the children the meaning of this very special day. The kids are wonderful, patriotic and a joy. This school does a great job to bringing back the meaning of the holiday. Carry the Load will be one of the topics they will be hearing about this year at the ceremony.

Where: Lord Baltimore Elementary School
120 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, DE 19970

Time: 2 PM


5/3/17 Carry the Load comes through PA Please come out to support

A Hero’s Welcome has once again been requested by the Carry the Load organization to participate in the 2017 East Coast Route, traveling from West Point, NY to Dallas, TX in about 30 days! We will be honored! But this one is even more special… Esther and Len Wolfer, our friends, partners, and AHW family members, have asked AHW to spread the word and join this year’s Carry The Load event in memory of their son, Major Stuart Adam Wolfer.

For those of you who are not familiar with Carry The Load, it was started by two former Navy Seal veterans. What started as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has broadened to include more than just our military heroes and more than just the one holiday. Carry The Load works to bring all American’s together to participate in honoring our nation’s heroes every day.

Where:         Yardley Boro Veterans Monument.
Intersection of River Road (PA32) and East Afton Avenue (PA )                                             Yardley, PA  19067
When:           Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Rally Time: 4pm (times may vary due to pace of participants)
For details about this event, please click the link below:

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Home of the Free Because of the Brave!
God Bless the U.S.A!

05/21/2017 SEVC 2nd Annual Parade – Spring City, PA

AHW members, supporters and all patriots… join us for the SEVC 2nd Annual Parade!!

Last year AHW was proud to participate and march for our veterans!

We’ve been asked to join and celebrate again!

Hope to see you all there! Look for our AHW banner!

Rally Point:
1 Veteran’s Drive
Spring City, PA 19475

Rally Time: 11:45 AM
Staging Time: 12 Noon
Parade Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Rain Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017

* parade will be marching around SEVC center, approx. 1 mile.

Please post on this forum if you plan on attending.

Any questions contact Brenda@aheros-welcome.org or elin@aheros-welcome.org

05/07/2017 Freedom Steps 5k – Masons Mill Park, Huntingdon Valley, PA

Heather Salazar, President of Freedom Steps, has once again invited A Hero’s Welcome to participate in the 2017 Freedom Steps 5k.

“Freedom Steps is a community, heartfelt tribute to the men and women who are on the front lines everyday defending our country. Some may walk, some may run, but we all participate in every type of weather. The armed forces don’t stop protecting our freedoms just because it is raining or chilly outside. For everyone involved, this event is a show of dedication that regardless of politics, we all support our men and women in uniform and are so very grateful for what they do for us.”

All AHW members, supporters and patriots are welcome to attend.

Rally Point:
Masons Mill Park
3500 Masons Mill Rd
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Rally Time: 8:30 AM
National Anthem at 8:45 AM
Run/Walk begins at 9:15 AM


AHW will be partnering with MSAWI for their 8th ANNIVERSARY SUPPORT OUR TROOPS DAY
Sunday, April 30, 2017
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!
Please post on this forum. www.aheros-welcome.org/forum

Any questions please contact Brenda….brenda@aheros-welcome.org or Elin …. elin@aheros-welcome.org

04-06-2017 Welcome Home for ABE1 Todd J. Simmons, US Navy PHL Airport to Willow Grove

STAND DOWN for today!!!! Our Hero’s flight has been changed due to weather, plans are being made for “plan B” this weekend.  Details will be posted as soon as the plans are confirmed.


We have been asked by the family of Navy ABE1 Todd J. Simmons to welcome home and escort our hero
from PHL to his family in the Willow Grove area. A Hero’s Welcome will be honored to bring him home!

A native of Abington, this hero has served our great country for more than 13 years as a member of the United States Navy. His naval career has been very active, including participation with the Blue Angels, U.S.S. Harry S. Truman CVN 75, and deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Our hero, ABE1 Todd J. Simmons has been on five deployments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Pacific in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom,
MIO, and LEO operations in the Gulf of Oman, and Operation Northern and Southern watch in the War on Terror.
Anxiously awaiting his return are his wife Ashleigh and his two children Emaleigh Rae and Aleigha Lynne, along with other family members and A Hero’s Welcome.
Flight delays or changes will be updated on AHW hotline 484-679-1717

Rally Point: FB 69 82nd & Bartram Ave Philadelphia, PA
Rally Time: 9:15pm
Please check back for further updates.

Contact brenda@aheros-welcome.org or elin@aheros-welcome.org with any questions.

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