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Events of Military Significance

Upcoming Events

Nov

The Vietnam War

Headquarters Branch, Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center
Library Hours in Event Description

In conjunction with the Heroes Homecoming V events taking place throughout Cumberland County, the Headquarters Branch of the Cumberland County Public Library is hosting an exhibit focused on the Vietnam War era, in its Local and State Rooms. The Hope Mills Branch is featuring a complementary exhibit. Exhibit is open during normal business hours. For more information on the full Heroes Homecoming itinerary, visit www.HeroesHomecoming.com.


Library Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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North Carolina in the Great War: A Centennial Commemoration Exhibit

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Museum Hours in Description

Nearly 61,000 North Carolinians were drafted in 1917 and 1918 for a world war that had begun several years earlier. During this centennial commemoration of World War I, a ten-panel exhibit, accompanied by many artifacts, remembers 2,375 lives lost and more than 200 medal recipients from the Tar Heel state.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Arsenal Tours

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Tour Times in Description

Join an Arsenal Tour on the grounds of the Museum to learn the historical relevance of this site for the city of Fayetteville. Visitors learn about the free and enslaved black men that worked in the Arsenal, the women who filled ammunition cartridges during its Confederate period, and the soldiers and families who experienced those changing political and social ideals first-hand. Dress comfortably for walking outdoors. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. During inclement weather, interpretive talks about the Arsenal will be given inside the Museum. Tours meet in the Museum lobby.


Tour Times: Every Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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Nov

North Carolina in the Great War: A Centennial Commemoration Exhibit

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Museum Hours in Description

Nearly 61,000 North Carolinians were drafted in 1917 and 1918 for a world war that had begun several years earlier. During this centennial commemoration of World War I, a ten-panel exhibit, accompanied by many artifacts, remembers 2,375 lives lost and more than 200 medal recipients from the Tar Heel state.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Arsenal Tours

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Tour Times in Description

Join an Arsenal Tour on the grounds of the Museum to learn the historical relevance of this site for the city of Fayetteville. Visitors learn about the free and enslaved black men that worked in the Arsenal, the women who filled ammunition cartridges during its Confederate period, and the soldiers and families who experienced those changing political and social ideals first-hand. Dress comfortably for walking outdoors. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. During inclement weather, interpretive talks about the Arsenal will be given inside the Museum. Tours meet in the Museum lobby.


Tour Times: Every Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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Hugh's Crate

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Museum Hours in Description

In conjunction with the Heroes Homecoming V (HH5) events taking place throughout Cumberland County, the Museum of the Cape Fear is featuring the exhibit Hugh's Crate. After Lt. Hugh William Wellons was killed in Vietnam in 1966, the Army shipped home his crate of personal and military effects that the family left relatively undisturbed for more than 40 years. Hugh’s sister, Caroline Parsons, who still lives in the Cumberland County residence where her and Hugh’s mother and grandmother were born, allowed the museum staff to examine the crate and its contents. This exhibit displays the contents of Hugh’s crate and tells his story. Exhibit will be on display through November 12, 2017. For more information on the full Heroes Homecoming itinerary, visit www.HeroesHomecoming.com.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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A Soldier's Heart: Understanding Vietnam Veterans' Experiences Through Oral History

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
2:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the Heroes Homecoming V (HH5) events taking place throughout Cumberland County, the Museum of the Cape Fear is hosting a talk by Dr. Cyndi Briggs, who will be sharing her oral histories of Vietnam veterans. Dr. Briggs has spent several years collecting veterans’ stories and preserving them for future generations. Her presentation includes many stories that allowed her to learn about Vietnam veterans. The daughter and granddaughter of Army veterans, Dr. Briggs became interested in the effects of war on people who served, after discovering her deceased grandfather’s World War II photos and memorabilia in 2014. This interest led to an oral history project that grew from one conversation with a World War II veteran to (currently) 80 interviews with WWII, Korean, and Vietnam era vets. For more information on the full Heroes Homecoming itinerary, visit www.HeroesHomecoming.com.

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Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade

Downtown Fayetteville
10:00 a.m.

In conjunction with the Heroes Homecoming V events taking place throughout Cumberland County, the Cumberland County Veterans Council is hosting the "Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade" in historic downtown Fayetteville. The theme of this year's parade is "Honoring Our Vietnam Veterans," and veterans from the Vietnam War, along with their families, will be honored. The parade is expected to have over 100 participants, including active-duty military, numerous veterans’ organizations, military equipment, and ROTC units and marching bands from local high schools and universities. The parade will begin on Hay Street, at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, and end on Person Street, at Liberty Point. For more information on the full Heroes Homecoming itinerary, visit www.HeroesHomecoming.com.


Note: Route may be subject to change based on construction along route.

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Fayetteville/Cumberland County in the Vietnam War

North Carolina Veterans Park
Visitors Center Hours in Description

In conjunction with the Heroes Homecoming V events taking place throughout Cumberland County, the North Carolina Veterans Park (NCVP) is featuring a special exhibit entitled Fayetteville/Cumberland in the Vietnam War. This exhibit is a tribute to local veterans who served during the Vietnam Conflict. The exhibit features profiles of local Vietnam veterans, supplemented with a display of weapons, uniforms, military gear, and items brought home by service men and women. This special display is augmented by the permanent history panels in the NCVP Visitors Center which highlight North Carolina’s role in the conflict. Exhibit is appropriate for ages 10+. Open during normal Visitors Center hours. For more information on the full Heroes Homecoming itinerary, visit www.HeroesHomecoming.com.


Visitors Center Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday noon - 4:00 p.m.

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Fayetteville Veterans Day Ceremony

North Carolina Veterans Park
12:30 p.m.

Head to the North Carolina Veterans Park immediately following the Veterans Day Parade for a ceremony honoring the veterans of this community, state and nation. With a special focus on the Vietnam War, in keeping with the theme of this year’s Heroes Homecoming V Celebration, you can be a part of the ceremony’s sights and sounds at this beautiful park. All ages welcome.

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