About the Homecoming

October 29 - November 6, 2016

Cumberland County created HEROES HOMECOMING as a way of showing all veterans that we remember and appreciate their courage, their sacrifice and everything they’ve done to defend our freedom – now and forever. We have a unique bond with veterans, as our town was the point of departure and return for hundreds of thousands of soldiers.

2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the United States entering World War II. Considered the most devastating war in the history of the world, more than 16 million Americans served bravely in WWII. Today there are less than 800,000 surviving WWII veterans in the world, with more than 490 dying every single day.

This year, we are proud to honor all World War II veterans - the "Greatest Generation" - as part of Heroes Homecoming IV.

Please check back soon for a complete schedule of events.

Travel to Fayetteville

Fayetteville Observer: World War II Veterans to be Recognized in Heroes Homecoming


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World War II veteran Fred Paul Dallas speaks at the official announcement of the year’s Heroes Homecoming on Tuesday at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum


ABC News Interviews M*A*S*H Stars During HH3

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Heroes Homecoming III Highlights



Taking place over Veterans Day weekend in 2013, Heroes Homecoming III featured 4 full days of events, exhibits, recognition ceremonies and entertainment designed to honor and pay tribute to the 5.7 million soldiers that participated in the Korean War. The third annual celebration also featured celebrity guests and special appearances by stars of the hit TV series M*A*S*H.

Topix: Stars of TV Show “MASH” at NC Hero’s Celebration


HH3 Event Announced: Veterans Day Community Blood Drive

Join the cast of MASH and pay it forward by donating blood to future and past veterans at the first annual Veterans Day blood drive. Hosted by the Army’s Army, in conjunction with the Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center.


Veterans Day Community Blood Drive 

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 11th, 10am-3pm

WHERE: Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center and Chick-Fil-A on Skibo Rd.

HH3 Event Announced: Breakfast for the Community Living Center Veterans with Cast Members From MASH

Cast members from MASH will serve a special pancake breakfast to veterans from the Community Living Center during a visit to the Fayetteville VA Hospital. Hosted by the Army’s Army, in conjunction with the Fayetteville VA Hospital. Sponsored by The American Legion Auxiliary.


Breakfast for Veterans with Cast Members From MASH

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 11th, 9-11am

WHERE: Fayetteville VA Hospital

HH3 Event Announced: Meet & Greet with MASH Cast Members

Spend some one-on-one time with your favorite MASH stars and ask questions during this open panel discussion. Autographs and photo opportunities with the cast will also be available.

Hosted by NC Veterans Park.

Meet and Greet with MASH Cast Members

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 10th, 3-5pm

WHERE: NC Veterans Park


Click here to see the live video stream of the Meet & Greet.

HH3 Event Announced: Private Guided Tour of Fort Bragg with MASH Cast Members

As a point of departure for thousands of soldiers during the Korean War, Fort Bragg serves as a memorable site for many Korean War veterans. Now, sixty years later, these veterans, along with MASH stars Loretta Swit, William Christopher, and Jamie Farr, will relive their experiences on an exclusive tour of the base, guided by a renowned local Korean War historian.

Hosted by the Army’s Army in conjunction with Fort Bragg and Your Tours Unlimited. Sponsored by Sam’s Club.


Private Invitation Only Guided Tour of Fort Bragg with MASH Cast Members*

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 10th, 12-2:30pm

WHERE: Fort Bragg

*Pre-registration is required to participate.