Freedom Breakfast – Nov. 10, 2022

This year's Freedom Breakfast on Thursday, November 10, 2022 welcomes 250 attendees to Carmel Country Club (4735 Carmel Rd, CLT 28226) to honor of Veterans Day to recognize those who served our country in the Armed Forces.

Tables will fill quickly. For ticket information, email

In recognition of the Centennial (1921-2021) of the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery, CAROLINAS FREEDOM FOUNDATION is excited for SGM(ret) Adrian Hamrick, member of The Old Guard, to deliver the keynote address this year!

In 2021 the Col. J. Quincy Collins Freedom Award  (named for 7.5-year POW and CFF Founder Quincy Collins) was presented to Foundation Forward, Inc. which was founded by Vance and Mary Jo Patterson to place Charters of Freedom (Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights) installations in communities across the country.

There will be a pre-breakfast book signing for the recently published memoirs of Quincy Collins, Out of the Blue.  
Presented by:


Date:  Thursday, November 11, 2020

Time:  7:30am -- 9:00am (Doors open at 7am)

Location:  Carmel Country Club (4735 Carmel Rd, Charlotte 28226)


Corporate Sponsor Table of 8, Signage & Program Listing $1,000
Veteran/First-responder Sponsor Table of 8 with Program Listing $750
Youth Scholarship Sponsor 4 Seats with Program Listing $500
Flags in Classrooms Sponsor 2 Seats with Program Listing $250
Individual Seats $75 (limited availability)


For more information on event sponsorships contact Susan Yarber at 980-422-3733 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).


Carolinas Freedom Foundation is a 501-C-3 Non-Profit Organization Tax ID# 56-2024977. To contact Carolinas Freedom Foundation: Call 980-422-3733 or email Deadline for sponsorships is October 22, 2021.

Carolinas Freedom Foundation
Annual Freedom Breakfast


Thursday November 10, 2022


8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Doors Open at 7:30am)


Carmel Country Club

Cost Range:

Corporate Table of 8 for $1000 to Individual tickets for $95

Registration Deadline:

Deadline is October 23, 2022



In a solemn ceremony to honor all veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the Carolinas Freedom Foundation conducts Wreath Laying Ceremonies in the greater Charlotte area. Each corresponds with the signing of the WWI Armistice or end of World 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: Friday November 11, 2022
Time: 11:11 AM
Location: Location(s) To Be Announced -- to incorporate a wreath-laying component into your Veterans Day recognition event, contact  before Sept 30 for 2022 engagement.