WAKE FOREST — A limited number of tickets are available for the sixth annual Purple Heart dinner honoring more than 40 Purple Heart recipients.
Hosted by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, the dinner takes place Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd. In addition to Purple Heart medal recipients and their families, the event is open to the public.
Along with a catered meal, the Purple Heart dinner includes patriotic tributes and entertainment by the 440th Army Band.
Army Maj. Gen. Jerry R. Curry is this year’s keynote speaker. A decorated combat veteran, Army aviator, paratrooper and ranger, Curry served in Korea and Vietnam. After his 34-year military career, Curry served as Military Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in President Jimmy Carter’s administration, as acting press secretary to the Secretary of Defense for President Ronald Reagan, and administrator of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to President George H. W. Bush.
Curry is the author of two books, most recently From Private to General: An African-American Rises Through The Ranks.
Tickets are $15 and are available downtown at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, For Old Times Sake Antiques and The Wake Weekly, or by e-mailing info@WakeForestPurpleHeartFoundation.org.
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