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".
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
MONDAY-SATURDAY: 8am to 3pm
THURSDAY: Vets Free Coffee / SATURDAY: Blue Grass
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 >>>
WOW... one of the best, if not the best 5 minute statement, we have heard in a very long time.
Since this discussion is about our enemies, and is neither political nor religious in it's intent, we are sharing it here. [click on photo]
John Beyerle, Board member, retired U.S. Air Force pilot, talks about his career! [click on photo]
Jim Wesson, remembering his dad, a WWII Veteran. [click on photo]
The gang at Hendricks Luxury Auto Mall, Huntersville, NC, June 19.
Just one of the many stories from here...
John Hedley, President, Welcome Home Veterans in Mooresville, NC
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Military Order of the Purple Heart vs Purple Heart Homes lawsuit.
Shame on you "The Military Order of the Purple Heart".
b) you are wasting the precious monies that both of you have raised to destroy the good works of both groups.
Maybe the Board of MOPH should be replaced?
Nasty comments about MOPH in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Order_of_the_Purple_Heart
Lawsuit: Lawsuit filing information.
Mom is always there... [click on photo to watch video]
(Click on the photo for the story.)(30Mb PDF file)
In the spring of 1944 Bill and his P-51C Mustang, the 'Berlin Express' were near Paris when the scene that is immortalized in the artwork by Len Krenzler of Action Art took place.
Bill had followed a German Bf109 fighter from the bombers he was escorting when most of the German fighters left. The two planes had been in a running dogfight. The German pilot flew over Paris hoping that the heavy German anti-aircraft artillery would solve his problem and eliminate Overstreet and the 'Berlin Express', though Bill managed to get some hits in at about 1500 feet. The German's engine was hit, and Bill stayed on his tail braving the intense enemy flak. His desperation undoubtedly growing, the German pilot aimed his plane at the Eiffel Tower and in a surprising maneuver, flew beneath it. Undeterred, Bill followed right behind him, scoring several more hits in the process.
The German plane crashed and Bill escaped the heavy flak around Paris by flying low and full throttle over the river until he had cleared the cities heavy anti-aircraft batteries.
"Sea Stories" from one of the best! Our very own Jim Schenk. (just click-on photo)
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)
Thursday mornings at the Coffee Shop!
Almost 24,000 "Likes" on Facebook, and 300,000 "Shares"!
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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.
Wholesale Direct has the spirit!
Brothers in Arms - CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) w/Molly Grantham
Jane Conversano, Conder Flag Company, presenting the new flag at Richard's Coffee Shop.
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/
The Third U.S. Army Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard".
To honor the fallen, they stand their post - even during hurricanes!
USSVI Tribute to Richard Warren.
OUTSTANDING! - Welcome Home