The Sandhills Purple Heart Dinner will honor Purple Heart recipients & their families, Gold Star Mothers, and the families of those Killed in Action on Saturday, August 19 at the Crown Expo Center, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. There will also be a special recognition of WWII Veterans.
The dinner will be the first of its kind in Cumberland County, and the first time that many of our veterans will be publicly honored for their sacrifice and service. Currently, there are at least 476 Purple Heart recipients living around Fayetteville or Fort Bragg, according to the Fort Bragg chapter of the military Order of the Purple Heart.
The Purple Heart medal is awarded to those who have been wounded or killed while serving with the US Military. Established by George Washington in 1782 as the Badge of Military Merit, the Purple Heart’s order includes the phrase ‘Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the Purple Heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen.’
“This is a totally volunteer effort to honor those who have shed their blood for our Country,” said Michael Johnson, Chairman of the Purple Heart Foundation of North Carolina. “The Sandhills Community is invited to share in this unique effort and show support for our military Heroes.”
For more information on this event, visit sandhillsphdinner.com
For more information on sponsorships, please contact Michael Johnson - Chair: [email protected]