The Braxton Bragg AUSA Chapter of the Association of the United States Army will host a “Welcome Home Heroes” celebration on May 10, 2008. The event is free to the public and is especially designed for soldiers/airman and their families. It will also honor and host several Fort Bragg Wounded Warriors.
    {mosimage}Gates to Festival Park will open at 1 p.m. Beginning at 2 p.m. there will be music, activities and food and beverage concessions for the crowd to enjoy. The Cape Fear Kiwanis will provide free ice cream for the children.
    The afternoon is filled with several fun and festive events to create a patriotic and celebratory family atmosphere for all.
    A highlight will be the opening ceremony at 4:30 p.m. with the Green Beret Parachute Team jumping in a giant American flag. The crowd will be asked to sing the National Anthem making it one of Fayetteville’s largest choirs of all time
    At 5 p.m., Morris Cardenas and the Borderland Band will open for multiple Grammy award winner, Lonestar.               Lonestar will take the stage around 7p.m.
    Below is a tentative schedule of the afternoon’s events:
    1 p.m. Festival Park opens to the public
    2 p.m. Vendors and Activities open.
    4 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Opening Ceremonies:
    Welcome by Braxton Bragg AUSA President Elect Scott Thein
    Junior ROTC Color Guard to Post Colors in front of the stage
    Green Beret Parachute Team will jump into Festival Park with an oversized American Flag.
    Singing of the National Anthem
    The Village Christian Student Choir will kick off the music with several patriotic songs.
    5 p.m.  6:30 p.m. Morris Cardenas and the Borderland Band
    6:30 p.m. AUSA along with Powers Swain Chevrolet and Reed-Lallier Chevrolet will present a $50,000 check in         support of the Fort Bragg Wounded Warrior program.
    7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Lonestar
    8:30 p.m. Closing Remarks by AUSA President-Elect, Scott Thein.


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