American Airlines Annual Freedom Breakfast
Nov. 9, 2018

This year's American Airlines Freedom Breakfast is being held at the Sheraton Hotel (formerly the Blake Hotel)! More than 700 veterans, sponsors and guests gather annually for the Freedom Breakfast to celebrate Veterans Day. The event, with guest performers, honors those who have served our country in the Armed Forces.

 The American Airlines Freedom Breakfast is November 7, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel in Charlotte.



Date:  Friday, November 9, 2018

Time:  7:30am – 9:00am

Hotel:  Sheraton Hotel, 555 South McDowell St., Charlotte, NC 28204

Parking:  Free parking at the Sheraton Hotel


Individual tickets are $80 each. Buy tickets here!

Tables of 10 priced from $750. Buy tickets here!

Table Sponsor – Table of 10, Table Signage & Listing in Program as Sponsor – $1,000. Buy tables here!


Businesses, corporations, entities and patriotic individuals can join us in participating through special event sponsorships. Please view our event sponsorships here for the American Airlines Freedom Breakfast and the Annual Veterans Parade. You can also inquire for more information on event sponsorships with Terri DeBoo at 704-756-5113 or email


A previous year’s Freedom Award recipient was 10-year-old Myles Eckert from Ohio. You may remember Myles’ story from February 2014 when he found a $20 bill in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel in Ohio. Myles saw a service man in uniform and wrote him a note with the $20 bill enclosed, to pay it forward. Watch the video story below.

Each year, the Carolinas Freedom Foundation presents its prestigious Freedom Award to an individual or a group who has distinguished him/herself by serving our country and its citizens selflessly, and with total dedication to further the cause of freedom. Past winners include General Hugh Shelton, former Mayor John Belk, Senator Jesse Helms, Ross Perot, World War II veterans, the USO, the Medal of Honor Society, former POW COL Quincy Collins, portrait artist Kaziah Hancock, Purple Heart Homes, Roddey Dowd, Sr. and Dr. Charles Tsui (Charlie Two Shoes).


The breakfast is also the time CFF honors high school and middle school students winners of this annual competition.


The American Airlines Freedom Breakfast will take place on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Sheraton Hotel (formerly the Blake Hotel), 555 South McDowell St., Charlotte, NC 28204. Buy tickets here!

The Carolinas Freedom Foundation is a 501-C-3 Non-Profit Organization Tax # 56-2024977. To contact Carolinas Freedom Foundation: Call – 704-553-7077 or email Deadline for table sponsorships and table assignments is November 1, 2018.

American Airlines Freedom Breakfast

  • Date:

    November 9, 2018
  • Time:

    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Location:

    Sheraton Hotel (formerly the Blake Hotel) 555 South McDowell St. Charlotte, NC 28204
  • Cost:

    Individual tickets are $80 each. Tables of 10 priced from $750.
  • Registration Deadline:

    Deadline for table sponsorships and table assignments is November 1, 2018
  • Contact:


In a solemn ceremony to honor all veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the Carolinas Freedom Foundation conducts an annual Wreath Laying Ceremony in Uptown Charlotte. This corresponds with the signing of the WWI Armistice or end of War I, which was held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 marking the end of hostilities with Germany.

Wreath Laying Ceremony

  • Date:

    November 9, 2018
  • Time:

    11:45 AM
  • Location:

    Trade & Tryon Streets in Uptown Charlotte