Saturday JUNE 10, 2023
Depart: 8:00 AM VFW Post 92 Lower Burrell
Arrive: 3:00 PM Philadelphia area
Sunday JUNE 11, 2023
1ST DAY OF 2023 PA HERO WALK
SPONSORED by WAYNE AMERICAN LEGION POST 668 & PAOLI AMERICAN LEGION POST 646
Start: 8:00 AM Philadelphia Art Museum.
After kick-off festivities travel along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive for 2.4 miles to Montgomery Drive (left turn). Travel on Montgomery Dr. for .6 miles
Make a right onto Belmont Ave. Travel on Belmont Ave. for 1.0 miles. From there a left onto Rt. 23 (Conshohoken Ave.) travel for .4 miles. Take left turn on City Ave. (Rt 1). Travel City Ave. 2.0 miles. That will intersect with E. Lancaster Ave. Take right turn to travel west on Lancaster Ave.
Arrive: 12:30 PM American Legion Post 668 Wayne, PA. (13.8 Miles).
Arrive: 4:00 PM Walgreen's Plaza at intersection w/Route 252
Arrive: 6:00 PM American Legion Post 646 Paoli, PA. (19.3 Miles).
Total Distance Completed to Date: 19.3 Miles.
Monday JUNE 12, 2023
SPONSORED by PARKESBURG VFW POST 4480 & VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
Depart: Paoli at 8 am. (Walgreen Plaza)
Arrive: 12:30 PM VFW Post 845 Downington, PA. (13.9 Miles).
Arrive: 3:30 PM Coatesville, PA. at The Globe (19 Miles)
Arrive: 6:00 PM, VFW Post 4480 Parkesburg
Total Distance Completed to Date: 38.4 Miles.
Tuesday JUNE 13, 2023
SPONSORED by LANCASTER ELKS, LODGE 134
Depart: Coatesville, PA. at The Globe at 8:45 AM
Arrive: 12:45 PM VFW Post 7418, Gap, PA. (12.4 Miles)
Arrive: 3:00 PM Paradise, PA. (16.6 Miles).
Arrive: 4:45 PM Avid Hotel, Lancaster, PA. (21.1 Miles).
Arrive: 6:00 PM Elks Lodge 134, Lancaster, PA.
Total Distance Completed to Date: 59.5 Miles.
Wednesday JUNE 14, 2023
SPONSORED by MOUNTVILLE VFW POST 8757 & PORKY'S BBQ
Depart: 6:30 AM Lancaster, PA. - Avid Hotel
Arrive: 11:30 AM Columbia - Catholic War Vets Post 1306 Columbia, PA (15.9 Miles).
Arrive: 1:00 PM Wrightville American Legion Post 469 (17.8 Miles).
Arrive: 3:00 PM Hallam VFD
Arrive: 3:45 PM Porky's, Hallam, PA. (23.6 Miles)
Arrive: 6:30 PM Mountville VFW Post 8757
Total Distance Completed to Date: 83.1 Miles.
Thursday JUNE 15, 2023
SPONSORED by WHITE ROSE VFW POST 556
Depart: 8:00 AM Porky's BBQ
Arrive: 12:00 PM VFW Post 7374 York, PA
Arrive: 4:00 PM Abbottstown (Rt. 30 & Rt. 194) (20.8 miles)
Arrive: 5:30 PM (Turkey Hill Store) for parade to VFW Post 556 York PA
Total Distance Completed to Date: 103.9 Miles.
Friday JUNE 16, 2023
SPONSORED by GETTYSBURG AMERICAN LEGION POST 202
Depart: 8:00 AM Abbottstown Rt. 30 & Rt. 194
Arrive: 12:45 PM Gettysburg (13.9 miles)
Arrive: 3:30 PM McKnightstown (Fruit Market near intersection of Rt. 30 @ Pine Valley Rd) (19.9 miles)
Total Distance Completed to Date: 123.8 Miles.
Saturday JUNE 17, 2023
SPONSORED by CHAMBERSBURG VFW POST 1599
Depart: 8:00 AM McKnightstown (Rt. 30 @ Pine Valley Rd)
Arrive: 4:00 PM Chambersburg Town Square (18.9 Miles)
Total Distance Completed to Date: 142.7 Miles.
Sunday JUNE 18, 2023
SPONSORED by ST. THOMAS AMERICAN LEGION POST 612
Depart: 7:30 AM Chambersburg Town Square
Arrive: 11:30 AM at intersection of Route 30 & Brookline/Burd Rd (12 Miles)
Arrive: 11:45 AM American Legion Post 612 (backtrack)
Depart: 12:45 PM intersection of Route 30 & Brooklyn/Burd Road
Arrive: 3:30 PM Tuscarora Summit. (18.0 Miles).
Arrive: 4:30 PM Int. Rt. 30 & Rt. 522 (21.1 Miles).
Arrive: 5:30 PM Int. Rt. 30 & SR 1004 (23.7 Miles).
Total Distance Completed to Date: 166.4 Miles.
Monday JUNE 19, 2023
SPONSORED by EVERETT VFW POST 2088
Depart: 7:00 AM Rt. 30 & SR 1004
Arrive: 10:30 Sidling Hill Summit (10.0 Miles)
Arrive: 12:30 PM at Subway, Breezewood, PA. (15.1 Miles).
Arrive: 5:00 PM Everett VFW Post 2088 (24.3 Miles). Dinner Following Walk
Total Distance Completed to Date: 190.7 Miles.
Tuesday JUNE 20, 2023
SPONSORED by BEDFORD AMERICAN LEGION POST 113
Depart: 7:00 AM Everett, PA
Arrive: 5:00 PM Reel's Corner (Rt. 30 & Rt. 160) (27.5 Miles).
Arrive: 6:30 PM American Legion Post 113 (backtrack). Dinner Following Walk.
Total Distance Completed to Date: 218.2 Miles.
Wednesday JUNE 21, 2023
SPONSORED by LIGONIER AM. LEGION POST 267 & NEW FLORENCE VFW POST 7622
Depart: 7:00 AM Reel's Corner (Rt. 30 & Rt. 160)
Arrive: 5:30 PM Ligonier, PA. (27.1 Miles).
Dinner ar American Legion Post 267 following Hometoen Hero Walk.
HOMETOWN HERO WALK - 6PM THROUGH TOWNSQUARE
Ligonier Walk Registration Form
Total Distance Completed to Date: 245.3 Miles.
Thursday JUNE 22, 2023
SPONSORED by SALTSBURG VFD
Depart: 7:45 AM Ligioner, PA.
Arrive: 11:30 AM Derry Eagles Aerie 1612 (10.7 Miles)
Arrive: 3:45 PM Blairsville Veterans Memorial Park on West Market Street (18.8 Miles).
Arrive : 6:00 PM Dinner at VFW Post 5821; 9626 US Rt 22, Blairsville, PA 15717
Total Distance Completed to Date: 264.1 Miles.
Friday JUNE 23, 2023
SPONSORED by VANDERGRIFT AMERICAN LEGION POST 114 & VANDERGRIFT VFW POST 566
Depart: 7:30 AM Sheetz Store Blairsville
Arrive: 12:30 PM Saltsburg VFD, in Saltsburg, PA. (13.8 Miles).
Arrive: 5:00 PM Apollo Bridge (25 Miles).
Arrive: 6:30 PM American Legion Post 114 Vandergrift (26 Miles)
HOMETOWN HERO WALK - 5:00 PM APOLLO BRIDGE TO VANDERGRIFT - AMERICAN LEGION POST 114
Kiski Valley Walk Registration Form
Total Distance Completed to Date: 292.2 Miles.
Saturday JUNE 24, 2023
SPONSORED by FIVE STARR CATERING
FERGUSON HEATING &AC
INSKO LEATHER SHOP
AMERICAN LEGION POST 868
NOTE: Shuttle will run at 7:15AM and 7:45AM from Post 92 to War Memorial
Depart: 8:15 AM Allegheny Township War Memorial
NOTE: unlike previous years, public participation in this segment of the walk is discouraged,
(though not forbidden), due to safety concerns. The affected municipalities have chosen to
forgo the expense of public service personnel and vehicles due to low public turnout for the
walk in recent years. As a result, we have changed the path for this segment of the walk from
Melwood Road (little to no shoulders) to Route 56 (wide shoulders). All walkers will be
required to stay on the shoulder and in single file where necessary. There will not be an
ambulance accompanying us as in the past.
Arrive: 10:30 AM Rite Aid, (7.1 miles)
Depart: 11:00 AM Rite Aid Parking lot
NOTE: This segment of the Walk will also lack emergency services. There are sidewalks
available from Rite Aid (opposite side of Leechburg Road), through the Hillcrest Shopping
Center and along Wildlife Lodge Road to within several hundred feet of Route 56. We will
need to cross Route 56 quickly using the traffic signal cycles, then proceed to the driveway of
VFW Post 92.
Arrive: 11:30 AM VFW Post 92 Lower Burrell (1.1 mile)
HOMETOWN HERO WALK - ALLEGHENY WAR MEMORIAL TO VFW POST 92 LOWER BURRELL
Final Leg Walk Registration Form
Total Distance Completed to Date: 300.4 Miles.