By Staff Report, posted Sep 27, 2022 on BizFayetteville.com
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced the return of the 10th annual Heroes Homecoming Celebration, along with the theme and dates for this year’s celebration. This year's focus will be on celebrating both military members and their families who show their support in the ways they live their lives every day. The organization acknowledges that as the country’s largest military base, there are hundreds of thousands of family members associated with Fort Bragg and the greater Fayetteville area to thank and celebrate as our “Heroes at Home.”
“The Fayetteville area is proud of our unique bond with active-duty military, veterans and our heroes at home,” said Director of Tourism Marketing and Chair of Heroes Homecoming Angie Brady in a press release. “Fayetteville and the communities of Cumberland County created Heroes Homecoming as a way of showing recognition and appreciation to those who sacrifice to uphold our freedoms – now and forever. This year – on the 10th anniversary – it feels right to recognize and honor military family members as our heroes at home.”
When service members join the military, their families join with them. Long separations, frequent moves, inconsistent schedules, and the toll of injuries on both service members and their families can all add up. Military families know what it truly means to serve. They are the quiet, but steady fuel at home that keeps the fire burning.
Beginning Nov. 5, the FACVB and community organizations prepare to honor these military families for a whole week. The annual Veterans Day parade organized by Cumberland County Veterans Council and the City of Fayetteville is expected to kick things off.
Following the parade, families can make their way to Sweet Valley Ranch for FACVB’s inaugural Heroes Homecoming event for a day of family fun with food, music, and fireworks. The 8 day-long festivities will also include more than 15 events hosted by local organizations. From parades and student-led initiatives to festivals and cultural celebrations and recognition ceremonies, all of the Heroes Homecoming events recognize and honor the service and sacrifice of our brave veterans and their families.
For more information, individuals can visit https://heroeshomecoming.com/. Anyone hoping to get involved can do so by attending one or more of the 15 events or by signing up to display a Missing Man Table at their business or organization.
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