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Purple Heart Homes

Combat Vets Motorcycle Association

Patriot Guard Riders

Veteran Counseling Ministry
Charities We Support:

- Operation Write Home -
“Cards for Heroes”

Veterans Affairs:
National Veterans Benefits
State Veterans Benefits
Veterans Healthcare
Veterans Records

NC VetBiz
(Veterans Business Association)

VERY Comprehensive
Veterans Benefits Contacts!

YMCA Memberships
(Thanks to Randie Long!)

Together We Served
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Marines - Navy

- Chamber of Commerce -
- Downtown Commission -
- Convention & Visitors Bureau -

Arlington National Cemetery:
Historical Info / Honored Dead

Vietnam Memorial
Shadow of the Blade
God's Own Lunatics

Library of Congress:
A Ken Burns Film “The War”
Veterans History Project

WWII Movies:
Great List of WWII Movies

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- Videos -
"The World and Everything In It's"
Producer Christina Darnell's,
2013 Veterans Day Interview at Richard's.

CMA Artist - Ansel Brown

National Anthem sung
by 5 Little Girls

God Bless the USA
Ragged Old Flag-J.Cash
Something to be Proud Of
Stars, Stripes, Eagles Fly


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Great Places to Shop!

Richard's Coffee Shop

We have the following mission statement:
"To ensure the memory of, and support to, those who serve through Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum at Richard's Coffee Shop".


THURSDAY: Vets Free Coffee / SATURDAY: Blue Grass

Richard Warren - Mustang 53 - Founder
Our Story:
What started out... as a little shop named Pat's Gourmet Coffee Shop, named in honor of his wife, became much more. It became a "Living" Military Museum, named in honor of the man who spent the last 14 years of his life honoring and supporting America's Veterans. It was owned and operated by Richard Warren, a U.S. Army, Vietnam Huey gunship pilot, callsign "Mustang 53".

With his background Richard made a point of extending the traditional veterans greeting of "Welcome Home" to every veteran who came in the shop. Over time, Pat's became a gathering place for veterans of all ages and a collection of artifacts, awards, magazine and newspaper articles slowly accumulated.   more >>>

Want to make a consistant donation to keep this great museum/coffee shop going? Do it as a Veteran in support of our mission, do it in honor to a family member, friend or fallen comrade...
 2013 - LCD Screen Ad Package - $60/month

Google Virtual Tour
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Operation Omaha will take 100 D-Day and World War II Veterans on an overnight trip to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA, to celebrate the 70 Anniversary of the invasion of Europe. (click photo to register or call 1-919-228-8364)

Welcome Home Veterans' Marketing/Media Relations Officer, David Parkins, attended the March Carolinas Student Travel Connection meeting along with the Mooresville Attractions Group. The March meeting provided entertainment and education all in a fun thrilled 1-1/2 hour meeting. Where else would snakes, tigers and kangaroos find a welcomed spot on a business agenda let alone on a boardroom table?

8 Year Old and $20 gift.

Thursday mornings at the Coffee Shop!

Almost 24,000 "Likes" on Facebook, and 300,000 "Shares"!
Click to see why...

Military Flash Mob -- Now that's class!
Tourist Season in Florida (not for real, handbag ad)
"Soldier Down, Kickstands Up" - Patriot Guard Riders Documentary
The World and Everything In It's Producer Christina Darnell,
Veterans Day 2013 Audio Interview at Richard's.

2013 Purple Heart Homes Annual Stakeholders Meeting was hosted at
Welcome Home Veterans Military Museum at Richard's Coffee Shop.
 Video about us - John Hedley / Video about us - Lonnie Long

Wholesale Direct has the spirit!

Brothers in Arms - CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) w/Molly Grantham

Honor and Remember Flag Presented (Blue/Gold Star Families)
Jane Conversano, Conder Flag Company, presenting the new flag at Richard's Coffee Shop.

The Story of America's Female Patriots
I just found out about your Coffee Shop/Museum and my husband and I (both USAF members) plan on visiting when we are up that way visiting our dear friends who live near there. Incidentally, the friends that live up there are both USAR veterans - Randy is a West Point grad and Linda, well, Linda has quite a story - she'll be featured in a Ron Howard documentary on women veterans this year: http://www.unsungheroespresentation.com/

Old Guard - Arlington National Cemetery
The Third U.S. Army Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard".
To honor the fallen, they stand their post - even during hurricanes!

Arlington National Cemetery

USSVI Tribute to Richard Warren.
OUTSTANDING! - Welcome Home