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Goldsboro/Wayne Purple Heart Foundation to Host Eleventh Annual Purple Heart Banquet and Ceremony

The Goldsboro/Wayne Purple Heart Banquet Committee will honor Goldsboro/Wayne area Purple Heart recipients and their families 6:00 pm on Saturday 5 August 2023, at the Maxwell Convention Center, located 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534. This banquet and ceremony are the eleventh annual for Goldsboro, but the first time many of the veterans will be publicly honored for their sacrifice and service.

The Purple Heart decoration is awarded to those who have been wounded or killed while serving with the U.S. Military. The Purple Heart ceremony will honor Goldsboro/Wayne area Purple Heart recipients along with their families, and families of deceased Purple Heart recipients, with special recognition to those killed in action.

This year’s event will include a pre-dinner reception exclusively for Purple Heart recipients at 5:00. Family members and guests will be escorted to the dining hall for seating and reception at 5:00 as well. Recipients will be escorted through a Sabre Salute “Walk of Honor” beginning the ceremony at 6:00. Each honoree will be introduced with their military branch, years of service, and where the Purple Heart was received.

The Goldsboro/Wayne Purple Heart Committee is seeking any and all Purple Heart recipients in and around the area to register for this event. All public tickets are $40.00 each. To register for the event, please contact Brian Volk at 919-222-6673 or e-mail

Those wishing to sponsor may e-mail the foundation at

All contributions and sponsorships will be used solely for the event, which will be orchestrated through a volunteer staff.Donations are tax deductible.

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