APPRECIATION BANQUETS

Each banquet has its own special tributes and sense of honor; however, all dinners follow a similar agenda. A typical dinner includes:

  • Pre-Dinner Reception: This time of fellowship is reserved for the honorees to gather and take photos.
  • Walk of Honor: Each honoree is introduced while walking through a saber salute comprised of JROTC cadets. They are presented with a gift as their military branch, years of service, and their war era(s) served is announced.
  • Proclamation by the Mayor and Chair of the County Commissioners for each honoree.
  • Keynote speaker
  • Presentation of Colors by Color Guard
  • Music by local bands/groups/choirs
  • Great food!

The purpose of the Banquet is to honor those who have shed their blood for our Country. As a result, we do not ask them to speak – simply relax and enjoy being in the presence of their Purple Heart peers, family, friends, and the community-at-large.

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Purple Heart Foundation of NC is an all-volunteer organization established to organize appreciation banquets throughout North Carolina. These dinners are held every year during the month of August as National Purple Heart Day takes place on August 7th.

As the success and popularity of these dinners grew, other cities in North Carolina wanted to participate. The most recent cities to begin hosting annual Purple Heart Dinners are Raleigh/Durham. Known as the Triangle Purple Heart Dinner, this dinner honored 93 Purple Heart recipients, 12 Gold Star Mothers and 4 family members representing an individual Killed in Action. In 2019, they honored our heroes in a sold out venue with over 900 in attendance.

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Founded in 2010, Purple Heart Foundation honored local men and women who fought in all U.S. military conflicts and were bestowed with the Purple Heart medal. Purple Heart Foundation ultimately became the nonprofit known today as Purple Heart Foundation of North Carolina.

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The mission of Purple Heart Foundation of North Carolina is to unite communities in honoring Purple Heart recipients and their families, while fostering fellowship among combat-wounded veterans. We promote patriotism and encourage the sharing of veterans’ experiences so future generations may know of the sacrifices made by our heroes and their loved ones.

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