|Warriors' Watch Riders.|
|Gary Anoushian Welcomed Home|
Area organizations A Hero's Welcome and Warriors' Watch Riders is featured on the cover of the website in an article and photographs titled 'A Hero's Welcome: No one should come home without our thanks.' The story has interviews from the founders of both organizations and why they felt the strong drive to make sure the troops weren't forgotten once they were off the battlefields.
It also reaches into the life of a mother who joined A Hero's Welcome after her Marine Corps son was led home by a line of motorcyclists and given hugs and handshakes by smiling strangers after completing a tour of duty in Iraq. Michele Rooney felt the need to give something back and it helped her get to know other mothers out there who also sent a son off to war.
The deployments are never easy for these families and not all come home with flag-waving fanfare. Other heroes return in a flag draped casket and Warriors' Watch Riders are there to solemnly bring them home. They feel a responsibility to be there in all circumstances as Wayne Lutz founder of Warriors' Watch Rider and Sharon Hyland-Keyser founder of A Hero's Welcome both have stated they want someone there to shake the hand of every soldier coming home and say a word of thanks to make sure they know that they are remembered.
|A Hero's Welcome homecoming for Marine Gary Anoushian.|