Beloved M*A*S*H Actors Scheduled to Appear At Fayetteville’s Heroes Homecoming III Tribute To Korean War Veterans
Community’s four-day event to feature celebrity guests Jamie Farr (Corp. Klinger), Loretta Swit (Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan), and William Christopher (Father Mulcahy)
Fayetteville, NC — July 29, 2013 — Fort Bragg Communities of Cumberland County today announced stars from the television series M*A*S*H will attend the third annual Heroes Homecoming celebration, taking place November 8th-11th. Heroes Homecoming III will feature a series of tributes, exhibits, recognition ceremonies and events remembering soldiers of The Korean War.
“We are ecstatic to have cast members of M*A*S*H joining us for Heroes Homecoming III this year,” commented John Meroski, CEO of the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB). “M*A*S*H brought much needed awareness and recognition to veterans and victims of the Korean War, and the actor’s presence at Heroes Homecoming III is an important reminder that we have not forgotten the sacrifices of those soldiers.”
The actors will participate in a number of events during the four-day celebration. From interacting with soldiers and families stationed at Fort Bragg to reliving memorable experiences from the set of M*A*S*H, and supporting our veterans by attending the first annual Veteran’s Day blood drive, the actors will be available for autographs and photo opportunities throughout the weekend.
Known as “The Forgotten War,” Heroes Homecoming III is committed to honoring and assuring every Korean War veteran that they will always be remembered.
“For too long, these veterans have been largely forgotten by the public and no amount of gratitude can thank them for their brave service and sacrifice. The heroic actions of our soldiers, both past and present, are unspeakable and deserve unmeasurable amounts of recognition and we are proud to be hosting an event in their honor,” commented Mr. Meroski.
For more information on Heroes Homecoming III, and for a tentative event itinerary, visit: www.heroeshomecoming.com
About Heroes Homecoming:
Fort Bragg Communities of Cumberland County created Heroes Homecoming as a way of showing recognition and appreciation to all veterans for their courage, their sacrifice and everything they do to defend this country’s freedom – now and forever. As the point of departure and return for hundreds of thousands of U.S. soldiers, The Fayetteville area has a unique bond with veterans. The city has hosted Heroes Homecoming since 2011, turning it into the largest commemoration and reunion of its kind. From concerts and parades, to lectures and movie viewings, cultural celebrations and recognition ceremonies, all of the events of Heroes Homecoming have recognized the service and sacrifice of veterans.
About Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fort Bragg Communities of Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.visitfayettevillenc.com or call 1-800-255-8217.
About The Army’s Army:
Established in 2008, The Army’s Army is the world’s only volunteer organization made up of citizens and businesses who’ve pledged their support to those in the military. As a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non profit, The Army’s Army does everything it can to make soldiers, veterans and their families feel appreciated. The Army’s Army also created Children of the Fallen™, a mentoring program established to help children who have lost a parent or guardian in the war. They don’t just give lip service to the line “support the troops” – they live it. The Army’s Army, along with 1,500 volunteers and 50 + business partners play a vital role in fulfilling the mission of watching over those who watch over us.TM For additional information, please visit www.armysarmy.com or www.brieffromthefront.com