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The mission of the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation is to provide a forum for the local community to honor Purple Heart recipients and their families, to foster an environment of goodwill among combat wounded Veterans, to promote patriotism and to encourage the sharing of recipient experiences so future generations will know of the sacrifices made by Veterans and their families.

7th Annual Purple Heart Dinner 

Saturday August 8 — 5:30 PM

Wake Forest Presbyterian Church

Keynote Speaker — Kyle Snyder 

Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner invites the public to help honor those wounded in battle. In addition to Purple Heart Medal recipients and their families, the dinner is open to all veterans, military families and the public.

The annual Purple Heart dinner includes the Walk of Honor, entertainment by the 440th Army Band, patriotic tributes and a catered meal. Last year's celebration saluted more than 40 Purple Heart recipients. Contributions may be made payable to  Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, PO Box 168, Wake Forest, NC, 27588. Tickets are $15. For more details, e-mail

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