Weeklong community events underscore heroes on the frontlines and at home
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 22, 2022 – The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is proud to announce the 10th annual Heroes Homecoming Celebration, “Heroes at Home.” While brave military personnel are courageously protecting the United States, their families at home are serving the country as well. 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 Angie Brady, Director of Tourism Marketing and Chair of Heroes Homecoming. “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.”
Since 2011, Cumberland County has hosted Heroes Homecoming – the largest commemoration and reunion in North Carolina. This year, Heroes Homecoming recognizes military family members for their courage and sacrifice. 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.
Starting Nov. 5, 2022, help the FACVB and a plethora of community organizations honor these families all week long, beginning with the annual Veterans Day parade organized by Cumberland County Veterans Council and the City of Fayetteville. The celebration doesn’t stop there. After 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 to recognition ceremonies, all the Heroes Homecoming events recognize and honor the service and sacrifice of our brave veterans and their families.
Visit heroeshomecoming.com for more information on all the events taking place at this year’s Heroes Homecoming celebration. Get involved by attending one of the 15 events or by signing up to display a Missing Man Table at your business or organization.
For more information about upcoming events in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area, please visit visitfayettevillenc.com.
The Fayetteville area has always had a unique bond with veterans, as the point of departure and return for hundreds of thousands of soldiers. Fayetteville has hosted Heroes Homecoming since 2011, helping it to become the largest commemoration and reunion of its kind. Visit [Insert Heroes Homecoming Link] to learn more about Heroes Homecoming.
ABOUT THE FAYETTEVILLE AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events, and individual travel. It is the tourism marketing arm of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, fueled by research-based marketing. The economic impact of tourism in Cumberland County in 2021 can be directly attributable to 4,550 jobs and was worth $608.8 million to our local economy, which equals a tax savings of $139.49 per county household. (VisitNC). Visit https://www.visitfayettevillenc.com/ to learn more about all the Fayetteville area has to offer.