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.

Travel to Fayetteville

Intro to Fold3 Class

The Cumberland County Public Library is offering an “Introduction to Fold3” class. Kick off Heroes Homecoming IV by finding your connection to the veterans in your family tree. Learn to search Fold3 for a specific person and create a Memorial Wall for the veterans in your life.

November 1, 2016
2:00 – 4 PM
Headquarters Library
Local & State History Room

Registration is required. Contact Local & State History at 483-7727 ext. 1359 for more information.

Find Your WWII Connection

The Cumberland County Public Library will promote a new computer program, Fold3 by ancestory.com, during the entire month of November to help educate people about their World War II connection – a theme of this years Heroes Homecoming IV celebration.  The library will offer a class to show people how to use this program to create a memorial wall of your family members which have been in the military.

Fold3 features premier collections of original military records, dating back from Revolutionary War to present. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and others.

In November, you can also Book a Librarian in order to learn how to use this database too. Also the library will display WWII artifacts and memorabilia that will be donated from staff and community members and the Blue Wall Disp-lay which will feature notable Fayetteville residents that had family in WWI during November through December.

More details to come…
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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