May 1, 2016

May 4, 2014

  1. Warriors Watch
  2. Matt Salazar plays the National AnthemMatt Salazar plays the National Anthem
  3. Andy McInerney ( whose son received care packages from FS while deployed this past year)Andy McInerney ( whose son received care packages from FS while deployed this past year)
  4. Winners CircleWinners Circle
  5. Bravo CompanyBravo Company
  6. Family eventFamily event
  7. RegistrationRegistration
  8. Thank you!!Thank you!!
  9. Dave Goodwin a loyal supporterDave Goodwin a loyal supporter
  10. WinnerWinner
  11. StartStart

May 5, 2013

  1. Start of the 5kStart of the 5k
  2. Heather organizing and motivating the committee
  3. Medal presentation by UM Little League’s Team Freedom Steps and Ralph StortiMedal presentation by UM Little League’s Team Freedom Steps and Ralph Storti
  4. Overall WinnerOverall Winner
  5. Winners of the various categoriesWinners of the various categories
  6. Warriors Watch

May 1, 2011

  1. Warriors' Watch Riders arrive at Masons Mill Park
  2. Veterans and non-veterans use their motorcycles to show support for our troops.
  3. Registration
  4. Registration pavilion full of activity
  5. Over 20 raffle baskets offered participants a chance to win some cool prizes.
  6. Participants mingle prior to the opening ceremonies.
  7. Willow Grove Post Commander Harry Lynd and former Commander Ralph Storti raise the flag.
  8. Matt Salazar, sophomore at UMHS, plays the National Anthem.
  9. Col. Carrelli, Commander of the 111th Fighter Wing from Willow Grove Air Base, was the guest speaker.
  10. Col. Carrelli thanked everyone for their support as many of his soldiers were recipients of packages during their deployment last year.
  11. The crowd of 250 listens and prepares for the beginning of the run.
  12. Col. Carrelli presents Heather Salazar & Freedom Steps with a certificate of appreciation for their support of the 111th Fighter Wing during their deployment.
  13. WWR prepare the flag line for the runners and walkers to make their way through.
  14. UMHS Key Club volunteers managed the timing table for the runners.
  15. And off go the walkers!!!
  16. Walkers make their way down the driveway
  17. Off go the runners!
  18. Runners and walkers fill Masons Mill Road as they make their way to Pennypack Trail.
  19. Runners make their way through Pennypack Trail
  20. They are motivated and continue to run.
  21. And have fun while they run.
  22. True dedication :-)
  23. Participants cross the finish line by making their way through WWR flag line.
  24. Our 2011 winners.
  25. The USO joined us this year - thanks for coming!
  26. Army National Guard...they are always willing to help.
  27. Warrior Camero - raising awareness for the Wounded Warriors Project.
  28. Jason Ager donated his time and talents to entertain us during the event.

May 2, 2010

  1. Warriors WatchWarriors' Watch Riders enter Masons Mill Park under Police Escort prior to the start of Freedom Steps.
  2. Warriors RidersThe riders greet each other as they always do when they arrive at their destination.
  3. RegistrationPeople line up to register and get their Freedom Steps t-shirt.
  4. Raising FlagFormer Post Commander Ralph Storti and VFW member Chuck Fellmeth prepare to raise the flag under Post Commander Harry Lynd's orders.
  5. National AnthemMatt Salazar plays the National Anthem on his trumpet as Harry Lynd and other veterans look on.
  6. Wayne LutzWayne Lutz, founder of Warrior's Watch Riders, delivers an inspirational speech prior to the start of the race.
  7. ListeningParticipants listen closely to Wayne Lutz as he reminds everyone that freedom isn't free and the importance of showing our support for our troops.
  8. RunnersRunners take off at the sound of the trumpet.
  9. Runners2More runners.
  10. WalkersThe walkers follow the runners but are sure to stay out of their way.
  11. Runners3Around the bend the runners go!
  12. Walkers TrailParticipants enjoy the shade while walking along Pennypack Trail.
  13. Wives 111thWives of members of 111th Fighter Unit cross their finish lines with their children in honor of their deployed husbands.
  14. Door PrizesMembers of the Air National Guard help distribute the door prized to winning participants.
  15. Wives MedalKim, one of the wives of the 111th recieves the medal in honor of all the wives. The medal was given by the third place male winner who ran with number 111 and wanted the wives to have his medal as a thank you for what they do.
  16. WinnersWinners of Freedom Steps 2010.

May 3, 2009

  1. Registration TableParticipants arrive at the event and register.
  2. SaluteA salute during the National Anthem.
  3. National AnthemThe participants and volunteers listen as the National Anthem is played and announcements are made.
  4. Runners StartAt the sound of the trumpet, the runners take off down the path.
  5. RunnersThe runners continue through the rain on their way into Pennypack Trail
  6. WalkersThe walkers pushed themselves to complete the 5k despite the rain.
  7. ConversationOne of the runners stops to talk to Heather after he completes the 5k about the course.
  8. Thank YouPosters signed by the volunteers and participants to send overseas to the soldiers.
  9. GazeboThe gazebo was shelter from the pouring rain during the event.
  10. Hide-outThe volunteers and participants gather in the gazebo for snacks and some good music.
  11. WinnersThe first, second, and third place male and female winners.
  12. Supplies Sorting all of the donations to see what we have in order to pack care packages.
  13. Tape-a-thon Sealing the boxes extra tight so they are ready to ship.
  14. Mail CallCare packages ready to ship to our soldiers.

September 28, 2008

  1. CandidParticipants, volunteers, and guests mingle before the event begins.
  2. SaluteMembers of Willow Grove VFW Post 3612 salute during the National Anthem.
  3. Runners3, 2, 1.....GO!!!
  4. WalkersParticipants didn't have to run the 5k so some chose to walk it.
  5. TrailPart of the path consists of Pennypack Trail, a scenic trail through the woods.
  6. DedicationA US Army veteran crosses the finish line to a cheering crowd, with his combat boots on and his pack filled.
  7. WinnersRep. Murt stands with four of the run's winners, former Post Commander Ralph Storti, and Senator Greenleaf.
  8. SortingAll the supplies that were donated and bought had to be sorted before packing them.
  9. PackingLots of boxes to pack and seal...all with a special "touch of home" for the troops.
  10. Final ProductBoxes are ready to be mailed out. Past Post Commander Ralph Storti, Event Director Heather Salazar, and current Post Commander Harry Lynd thanks everyone for their help.