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Wounded Warrior Parade Welcome - Sept. 10

Longport’s American Legion Post #469 will be hosting its 8th “Wounded Warrior Week” this September 10 with the arrival of Wounded Warrior, Joe Hahn, and his family. 

As a Navy SEAL, Joe had both legs shattered on two separate occasions, both times undergoing extensive surgery and rehabilitation before returning to his unit.  Those injuries combined with numerous traumatic brain injuries from nearby explosions eventually forced Joe Hahn’s medical retirement from the Navy.  The Hahn family will be traveling from Oklahoma for a one week, all-expense-paid vacation at the Jersey shore. 

Legion members will greet the family at the Philadelphia airport and transport them in a local Jitney to the Ventnor Plaza shopping center where they will be in for a big surprise.  Joe and his family members will be placed in a beautiful white convertible limo for a welcoming parade through the Downbeach communities, escorted by Longport, Margate and Ventnor Police and Fire Engines and a contingent of the American Legion Riders on their Harley motorcycles.  Planning on the flight arriving in Philly on time, the parade motorcade will start out from Ventnor Plaza at 5:30 PM, travel up Dorset Avenue to Atlantic Avenue, and then down to Longport where the family will be put up in a beautiful, beach block house for their vacation week. 

The Legion is encouraging all local residents to come out along the parade route by 5:30 PM to cheer for our guests as the motorcade passes by.  Signs and American flags waving would be wonderful!  Plan to come out and give our Wounded Warrior family the fantastic Jersey shore welcome they deserve!