A hero’s welcome
Family and friends gave a warm welcome for Navy Corpsman Alexander J. Poli, of Roslyn, who return home July 22 from his deployment to Afghanistan. Giving him a hero’s welcome were The Warriors’ Watch Riders and A Hero’s Welcome Ds WKHy, DORnJ ZLWK fiUH YHKLFOHs from Roslyn, held a ride from the Willow Grove Park mall to his home, where he was given a “mug and hug” as thanks for his service to his country.
Poli was assigned to the 2/9 Marines out of Camp Lejeune, and the Warriors’ Watch Riders gave him a rousing send-off when he deployed last December. Between then and now, his mother Josie has joined the Warriors Watch on many welcome home rides for other soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines.
Poli is also a member of the Roslyn Fire Department.
Navy Corpsman Alexander J. Poli of Roslyn was welcomed home July 22 by the community.
Poli’s mother, Jose, is all smiles at her son’s welcome by the community.