The Warriors' Watch Riders welcomed home an Elmhurst Marine and four of his Marine buddies on Saturday, June 25.
Returning home after a seven-month tour of duty in Afghanistan were Lance Cpl. Michael Giuliano of Elmhurst, who's dad also is a Warriors' Watch Rider.
Giuliano, along with Lance Cpl. JP Smith, Lance Cpl. Zachary Gordon, Lance Cpl. Jesse Hartness and Lance Cpl. Josh Vogeland, were given a hero's welcome.
Warriors' Watch Riders met the Marines at the O'Hare Oasis with a Flag Line, then escorted them to a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at Wilder Park in Elmhurst.
Warriors’ Watch Riders provide motorcycle escorts for servicemen and women returning from war or deploying. It supports families of members in all branches of the service from all eras, as well as police and firefighters and other first responders.