Vets to be recognized November 6th on “Greatest Generation Day”

Hope Mills, NC   - As part of Heroes Homecoming, veterans with roots in Hope Mills will be recognized November 6th during a “Greatest Generation Day” during a ceremony at Hope Mills Veterans Memorial.   If you know of any WWII Veteran (living or deceased) with roots in Hope Mills, please contact one of the people listed below. Names are accepted through October 17th.

Grilley Mitchell - 
James Clark - 
Donna Maury -
Homer Sadler -

During the “Greatest Generation Day” ceremony, dignitaries will place one flag for each WWII veteran and Hope Mills Veterans Memorial Park. Each flag will have a name of the WWII Veteran and branch of service.  These flags will stay up through Hope Mills’ Veterans Day ceremony on November 11th.

Greatest Generation Day is one of many events that are part of Heroes Homecoming IV, which honors WWII Veterans. For more information on Heroes Homecoming, visit .

About Heroes Homecoming:

Cumberland County created Heroes Homecoming as a way of showing recognition and appreciation to all veterans for their courage, their sacrifice and everything they do to defend this country’s freedom.  This year the community honor the brave men and women who served our country in WWII.  From parades and student-led initiatives, to lectures and festivals, cultural celebrations and recognition ceremonies, all of the events at Heroes Homecoming recognize and honor the service and sacrifice of our brave veterans. 

About Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:

Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. For additional information, visit or call 1-800-255-8217.