About the Homecoming

November 9 - November 12, 2018

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




In 2011, our inaugural Heroes Homecoming honored Vietnam Veterans. But saying thank you was just the first step. We want to do more.


During Heroes Homecoming VI we will be honoring all of our veterans and everyone that helps contribute to their success, from the families to dedicated volunteers. Our goal is to learn about and honor all of those that make sacrifices for the greater good. We hope this will propel people to find ways that they can give back because we know that together we can accomplish anything.


Like last year, we depend on the help of our community partners to make this event successful. There are plenty of opportunities to be a part of this memorial event. Contact Angie Brady at [email protected] to find out how you can become involved.


Please check back for a complete schedule of events, as we keep adding more all the time.

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Governor’s Proclamation: Armistice Day Bells of Peace Centennial Remembrance

Governor Cooper recently issued a proclamation about the upcoming Bells of Peace Centennial remembrance of Armistice Day.

 

 

A Centennial of Service: Speaker Series

Don’t miss your chance to hear the inspiring stories of 3 real-life heroes at the Centennial of Service Speaker Series taking place at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1 pm.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

 

 

 

 

The Coffee Cup’s Missing Man Table

Angie Malave, the owner of the Coffee Cup & Wine Cafe, explains why the Missing Man Table is so important to her and why she wanted to participate in the Missing Man Table Initiative for Heroes Homecoming V.

 

Triangle Rock Club’s Missing Man Table

The Director of the Triangle Rock Club explains the importance of the Missing Man Table and why they wanted to participate in the Missing Man Table Initiative for Heroes Homecoming V.
 

U-Teck’s Missing Man Table

Lisa, from U-Teck, explains why the Missing Man Table is so important  and why they decided to participate in this year’s Missing Man Table Initiative for Heroes Homecoming V.

 

White’s Auto Center’s Missing Man Table

White’s Auto Center explains why they wanted to participate in the Missing Man Table Initiative and what it means to their family.

 

Museum of Cape Fear Historical Complex’s Missing Man Table

Lisa Greathouse, from the Museum of Cape Fear Historical Complex, explains why they wanted to participate in the Missing Man Initiative for Heroes Homecoming V.

 

Reception for Fort Bragg Medal of Honor Recipients

On November 2, the Military Affairs Council of the Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce will hold a reception designed to honor Medal of Honor Recipients – CSM Bob Patterson (Ret.), COL Gordon Roberts (Ret.) and COL Joe Marm (Ret.).  The recipients will also speak at the event. Reception to be held from 6:30 – 8:30pm.   

 

SPONSOR:  Military Affairs Council of Greater Fayetteville Chamber

 

LOCATION:  Airborne & Special Operations Museum (ASOM)

 

By invitation only.