Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the banquet invites the public to help honor those wounded in battle. In addition to Purple Heart Medal recipients and their families, the banquet is open to all veterans, military families and the public.
The annual Purple Heart Banquet includes the Walk of Honor, entertainment, patriotic tributes and a catered meal. Last year's celebration saluted more than 80 Purple Heart recipients. Contributions may be made payable to Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, PO Box 168, Wake Forest, NC, 27588. Tickets are $20. You can purchase below or for more details, e-mail info@WakeForestPurpleHeartFoundation.org
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The mission of the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation is to provide a forum for the local community to honor Purple Heart recipients and their families, to foster an environment of goodwill among combat wounded Veterans, to promote patriotism and to encourage the sharing of recipient experiences so future generations will know of the sacrifices made by Veterans and their families.
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The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, came to Wake Forest on October 18 – 21, 2018 at the E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, and was open 24 hours a day and was free to the public. The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
Our new The Wall That Heals book commemorates this historic event. Full color with more than 100 pages of photos to help you relive this wonderful weekend. All proceeds go to support area veterans! Hardback 8.5 x 11 inches. $40.00 plus shipping.
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This Year's Speakers
Danny Burger – Army, Vietnam
Tarsha Burroughs – Army, Operation Iraqi Freedom