10 Years of Honoring the Service and Sacrifice of our Veterans

Heroes Homecoming 10th AnniversarySince 2011, Cumberland County has hosted Heroes Homecoming—the largest commemoration and reunion in North Carolina. It is our way of celebrating and honoring all veterans for their efforts and defense of our freedom, now and forever.

This year, Heroes Homecoming also recognizes military family members for their honor, bravery, courage, and sacrifice. When service members join the military, their families join them. Long separations, frequent moves, inconsistent schedules, and the toll of injuries on 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 our team and our community partners honor these families all week long. We’ll kick off the festivities with our annual Veterans Day parade, organized by Cumberland County. This year’s celebration will include more than 15 events hosted by 35 local organizations. From parades and student-led initiatives to lectures, festivals, cultural celebrations, and recognition ceremonies, all Heroes Homecoming events will pay tribute to the continued service of our brave veterans and their families.

Be sure to follow Heroes Homecoming on Facebook for more information about how you can participate.

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