9/24/17 Mug n Hug for 90 yr old Tuskegee Airman and “his friends” , Cheltenham area of Phila, PA

Request by the Warriors’ Watch Riders to join them in honoring three American Heroes!

SEPA 9/24 M&H Tuskegee Airman and Friends

From the requestor:
“I am requesting WWR to Mug and Hug my uncle. He is 90 years old this September!

He was a Tuskegee Airmen! Henry Baldwin graduated from Simon Gratz High school in 1944. He entered the Army 1944 and graduated from the Division of Aeronautics in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama June 1945. Rev. Henry Baldwin, who at age 19 was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, flew with distinction during World War II as the 332nd Fighter Group, Army Air Corps over Italy. Henry received his Doctorate in 1976 in education. His big honor in 2007, in what many viewed as a long-overdue action, he and other Tuskegee Airmen received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. Henry is currently battling dementia and nothing would make him happier than to see you all stop by and say hello.

My nephews will also be in attendance both are retired Marines and Vietnam Veterans. There will be 23 other Vets at the home that we’ll be honoring with MSAWI stars…”

Rally Time: 10:00 am / WWR to arrive at 10:30 am
Rally Point : York Nursing Home 7101 Old York Rd., Philadelphia PA 19126

N.IL 10/29/17 Welcome Home SGT Aron Wagner, US Army Evanston, Illinois

A Hero’s Welcome has received a request to welcome home a Soldier in Illinois!
Details are still being finalized so please watch this site for updates.

Warriors’ Watch Riders will be coordinating the escort, thank you Bob Abrams for helping us make this Dad’s wish come true!

From Jeff Wagner:
“My son, Sgt. Aron Wagner is returning from a 9 month deployment in Iraq. Aron is an Army Ranger-qualified paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, stationed out of Fort Bragg, NC.

Aron’s unit was in a forward position, assisting and advising Iraqi soldiers throughout the battle for Mosul. In early August, Aron earned a Joint Service Achievement Medal for supervising a mobile strike cell with his battalion and their partners from Australia.

Let’s come out and give Aron a WELCOME HOME he will never forget!! please pass the word!

Special note: Aron’s grandfather, Staff Sergeant Sam Adler was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for the ultimate sacrifice he made on April 20, 1945 in Neumarkt, Germany.

Click http://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/64072/Adler-Samuel-L.htm?c=aw for details.
ALL ARE WELCOME – 2, 3 OR 4 WHEELS

WHEN: Sunday, October 29, 2017  Approx 1:00 pm

WHERE: Evanston, IL

RIDE BRIEF: TBA

DEPARTURE: TBA

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9/23/17 Veterans’ Community Day, Pottstown, PA

A Hero’s Welcome will be presenting our certificate of appreciation to World War II Veterans at this ceremony.  If you know a WWII Veteran from the Pottstown Area, please contact us so they can be included in this ceremony!  

Funds raised at this event will be for the upkeep and repair of the World War II Memorial in Memorial Park.  Please pass the word!

Ceremony starts at 11:00 am

SEPA 10/15 Honor Flight of Philadelphia, Springfield, PA

SEPA 10/15 Honor Flight of Philadelphia

Honor Flight of Philadelphia has invited us to join them as the busses arrive at the The Porch at The Lamb Tavern in Springfield Delaware County on October 15th, 2017.

Each year, hundreds of WWII and Korean War Veterans are taken to Washington DC and given the “white glove treatment” the entire day. They visit the memorials constructed in their honor and are escorted back to Philadelphia where they receive a Hero’s Welcome!

Please don’t miss this if you haven’t ever participated, we haved a few Honor Flight dates posted.. try and make one… you’ll be so happy you did!

 

Rally: The Lamb Tavern 865 W Springfield Rd, Springfield, PA 19064
Rally: Time: 5pm / Busses should arrive around 6:00 pm

8/23/17 Welcome Home Samantha (USAF) and Tyler Kartal (US Army) Levitown, PA

A Hero’s Welcome will be joining Warriors’ Watch Riders and the Bucks County Road Crew to say Thank you and Welcome Home to Aero Medic Samantha Lowe-Kartal, USAF and her husband, Specialist Tyler Kartal, US Army.

We will rally at Truman High School at 1830 (KSU 1845) and then head back to the family’s house to coin Combat Veteran Specialist Tyler Kartal.

Bucks County Road Crew will be joining us in making the neighborhood aware of the heroes in the area and thank them both for their service to this great country of ours, and thank him for laying his life on the line for freedoms that to many take for granted…. And finally, to let them and their families know that they will never be forgotten.
The hero-newlyweds are moving to Colorado to continue their military careers. Tyler and Samantha were just recently married before she left for boot camp in the beginning of the summer. Specialist Tyler returned from Afghanistan last September and re-enlisted.

Rally Point: Truman High School 3001 Green Ln, Levittown, PA 19057
Rally Time: 1830 (6:30pm)

KSU: 1845 (6:45pm)

WWR RC: Throatpunch

9/7/17 POW/MIA Chair of Honor Dedication Bethany Beach, DE

From Patrick Hughes:

On Thursday evening in the Town of Bethany Beach, DE at the Bandstand Plaza Flag Pole area a POW/MIA Chair Of Honor was dedicated for those “still missing” American servicemen.

“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”.

Thanks to “A Hero’s Welcome” Rosely Robinson for making this happen.
Delaware has now placed 15 POW/MIA Chairs of Honor.

And thanks to Bethany Beach Mayor Jack Gordon, Major Andrew Werner, Chaplain, Delaware National Guard, Brigadier General Michael R. Berry, Land Component Commander, Rebecca Bristow, Miss Teen Milford, Hogs And Heroes Foundation and Rolling Thunder® Inc.”

 

A Hero’s Welcome DE has been working hand in hand with Patrick Hughes to support the POW MIA Chair of Honor Dedications across our area.

Great work Rosely and Patrick!

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