Volume 15, Number 36
Sponsors are needed for the ninth annual Wake Forest Purple Heart Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Richland Creek Community Church.
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 event is open to all veterans, military families, and the public.
Last year’s celebration saluted 60 Purple Heart recipients from around the Triangle. This year’s banquet features retired Army Maj. Gen. Douglas Lanier Carver as keynote speaker and includes the Walk of Honor, entertainment, patriotic tributes, and a catered meal.
Sponsors make this tribute possible. Sponsorship levels are Premier ($1,000), Blue ($500), White ($250) and Red ($100). For sponsor details, call Marty Coward at 919-792-0316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions may be made payable to Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 168, Wake Forest, NC, 27588.
You can order the $20 tickets online at www.WakeForestPurpleHeartFoundation.org or email at info@WakeForestPurpleHeartFoundation.org. The foundation gives free tickets to World War II veterans and this year will give a few tickets to Korean veterans.