The Green Dot Moms would like to invite the entire Springfield community to line the Pike and help provide a hero’s welcome to two local heroes who are home from Afghanistan on Saturday, September 13th.
At 10am, the Warriors’ Watch Riders will be escorting a local soldier (Russ), his Commander, and his family through Springfield. They will be traveling down Bethlehem Pike, coming from Fort Washington, to Grove Avenue (across from Flourtown Fire Company). The Green Dot Moms would love for the community to come help welcome these heroes home in a big way. They will be lining the Pike with flags and invite you could come line the Pike with your families and wave your flags starting at 9:30am to show these soldiers how much you appreciate all their sacrifices.
The Commander is coming to thank the community and local businesses for all the support his soldiers received from all our friends and neighbors in Springfield. He has NEVER had a proper welcome home from 5 deployments, so the Green Dot Moms would like to surprise him with a great big welcome from an adopted community. And what better place then Springfield?
At 12pm, the Commander and Russ will be at Hallmark, in Flourtown, so feel free to bring your families to meet real heroes. They will also be visiting other local businesses in the community to thank them for all of their support during the deployment.
About the Green Dot Moms
Who are the Green Dot Moms? It is a group of mom’s whose son’s are deployed together in Afghanistan. The are kind of like a support group. They have never met, but communicate on Facebook, and rejoice together when one of them gets a green dot signaling that their son is online.
This simple green dot lets us all know that our boys are ok and that nagging feeling in our souls quiets for a time. We have replaced our child for a laptop. It is the first thing we reach for in the morning and the last thing we let go of at night. Tirelessly waiting for that beloved green dot to nourish our soul for just one more day.
-Wendy Souders (a Green Dot Mom)