Our brave Vietnam Veterans are getting 10 days of events and celebrations, all to say "Welcome Home"

Heroes Homecoming Guide to Events from Nov. 4 - 10. Follow the Fort Bragg Patch for coverage and interviews on some special events and real heroes.

Miss Saigon (Thru Nov. 20) - Performance of the hit Broadway play.

Event Kickoff - Opening ceremony for Heroes Homecoming event.

The Heroes Crusade: Golf Tournament - Charity golf tournament to benefit Wounded Warrior Project, Green Beret Foundation and RDU AMBUCS.

History Displays in Downtown Windows (Thru Nov. 13) - Posters in downtown storefronts offering a chronological history of the conflict.

A Tribute to Local Vietnam War Veterans (Thru Nov. 13) - Wall-mounted panels containing profiles of local war veterans, along with weapons, uniforms and military gear.

Voices of the Vietnam War (Thru Nov. 13) - Oral histories of Vietnam veterans.

JFK Special Warfare Exhibits (Thru Nov. 13) - Displays and exhibits of Special Forces involvement in the conflict.

The 82nd's Golden Brigade, Vietnam (Thru Nov. 13) - Displays and exhibits of 82nd Airborne Division involvement in the conflict.

Vietnam Photography Project (Thru Nov. 13) - Preserved photographs and slides from the war.

MARS and Ham Radio - Talking Home From Vietnam (Thru Nov. 13) - Displays of MARSGrams and Phone Patches.

"Truth and Consequences" (Thru Nov. 5) - Reading of an original script set in Vietnam during the conflict, as well as Vietnam-related songs and poetry readings.

The Heroes Crusade: Fallen Warrior Rugby Tournament - Charity rugby tournament played in honor of Fallen Ruggers to benefit Wounded Warrior Project, Green Beret Foundation and RDU AMBUCS.

Vietnamese Cultural Event - Food, dress and cultural entertainment of native Vietnam.

Native Vietnamese Experiences - Panel discussion including a native Vietnamese imprisoned by Communists; a native born Vietnamese man who now works for DuPont; and a successful local Vietnamese family.

ASOM Film Festival - Operation Dumbo Drop, Vietnam War-era movie showing.

ASOM Film Festival - The Green Berets, Vietnam War-era movie showing.

The Heroes Crusade: Run/Walk/Bike - Charity run/walk/bike to benefit Wounded Warrior Project, Green Beret Foundation, RDU AMBUCS and Ride 2 Recovery.

Call for Photos (Also Nov. 10-12) - Efforts of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to collect photos of all names on the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
ASOM Foundation "Salute to Veterans" (Thru Nov. 14) - Display of American flags near the Moving Wall.

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall (Thru Nov. 14) - Half-size replica of the Washington, D.C., Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Fayetteville Then & Now - Panel discussion about the changes in the city, downtown and Fort Bragg.

Keynote Address - Speech by retired U.S. Army General and Vietnam Veteran James Lindsay.

ASOM Film Festival - Platoon, Vietnam War-era movie showing.
Friends of Library Author Visit - James D. Johnson, Lecture by Fayetteville author and retired Lt. Col. James Johnson about his book, "Combat Trauma: A Personal Look at Long-term Consequences."

Aircraft Display with SF A-Camp Display (Thru Nov. 12) - Display of vintage aircraft and other items from SF A-Camps.

Montagnard Marketplace Exhibit (Thru Nov. 12) - Static displays of a Montagnard village and personal accounts from Montagnards.

Veterans Benefits Fair - Information fair for veterans.

POW/MIA Symposium - Briefings and Q&A from representatives of the DOD Prisoner of War, Missing Personnel Office.

ASOM Film Festival - Hamburger Hill, Vietnam War-era movie showing.

FSU Chancellors Series - Lecture by Dr. Sharon Raynor, author of "Breaking the Silence: The Unspoken Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans."

Adrian Cronauer (Thru Nov. 12) - Multiple appearances at select events.
Martha Raye Exhibit (Thru Nov. 13) - Exhibit of living room and memorabilia from Academy Award-winning actress known for her devotion to our troops.
Flag in Cemeteries (Thru Nov. 13) - Display of American flags in every cemetery in the city.

Robert Patterson Return to Massey Hill - Presentation to seniors by Sgt. Patterson.

Rededication of Vietnam War Memorial on Fort Bragg - Rededication of the relocated Vietnam War Memorial.

VA Hospital - Vietnam Veterans Recognition, Recognition service for veterans at local VA Hospital.

Honoring the Nurses Who Served in Vietnam - Luncheon featuring guest speaker LTC Teresa Hendrix, U.S. Army Nurse Corps Historian.

ASOM Film Festival - We Were Soldiers, Vietnam War-era movie showing.
Stephen Mansfield - Lecture by international bestselling author of "The Faith of the American Soldier."

American Red Cross - Red and White Wine Gala - Gala showcasing the American Red Cross support of the military and their families.

Veterans Day Service - Wreath Laying Ceremony at Vietnam Memorial, Formal Veterans Day service.

Rededication of Vietnam POW/MIA Plaque - Rededication of the plaque originally dedicated in 1973 that was recently intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in California.

Veterans Day Ceremony - Official state recognition of Veterans Day in the new North Carolina Veterans Park.

POW/MIA Vigil & MIA Recognition Ceremony - Missing Man Table Ceremony.

ASOM Film Festival - Good Morning, Vietnam, Vietnam War-era movie showing. Adrian Cronauer will speak.  

Community Concerts and The Crown Arena Present Darius Rucker - Concert.

Knights of Pythias Pancake Breakfast - Breakfast for veterans.

Veterans Day Parade - Annual Veterans Day Parade.

Vietnam War Living History Day - Living history program with Vietnam War-era re-enactors.

Veterans Day Car Event: Car Show/Cruise-in - Car show.
Veterans Family Day in the Park - Post-parade activity featuring entertainment, children's activities, food vendors and veteran organizations.

Oral Histories Presentation - Presentation of the oral histories of Vietnam Veterans, native-born Vietnamese and residents of Fayetteville during that period.

Killing Memories Documentary - Screening of award-winning film about four Vietnam Veterans' return to Vietnam, three of whom will be present.

Veterans Graduation - Graduation ceremony for service members who left high school to serve in war.

USO of NC Variety Show - Variety show featuring Connie Stevens, Adrian Cronauer and the USO Liberty Bells.

Fellowship Breakfast - Fellowship breakfast for veteran attendees featuring Lt. Colonel James Johnson.


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