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Toni Casciato Remembered and Honored

Toni Casciato Remembered and Honored

Representatives of honoree organizations surround Toni's portrait. From left, Frank Duckworth, American Legion; John Rogers, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Howard Thiele, Transylvania Honor Guard; and Jeff Miller, Blue Ridge Honor Flight   May 17, 2020, Toni Lee...

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Quilts of Valor Ceremony Sept. 19th

Quilts of Valor Ceremony Sept. 19th

At the Transylvania courthouse gazebo, veterans Charles Burgess, H. Gerald Owen, and James Ross Dodson were honored with Quilts of Valor on September 19. Quilts were presented by Didi Salvatierra, Bonnie Cunningham, and Bonnie Hartel.   Charles Burgess (pictured...

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New Merchant Marine Exhibit

New Merchant Marine Exhibit

Merchant Marine Liberty ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Replica Upon entering the museum, a beautiful glass-encased replica of the Merchant Marine Liberty ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien draws visitors into the Harold Wellington WWII Merchant Marine Exhibit. Wellington served in...

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Quilts of Valor Honors David Morrow and Foster Ray

Quilts of Valor Honors David Morrow and Foster Ray

By Joni Pavlik On August 26, 2020, David Morrow and Foster Ray were recipients of a Quilt of Valor at the Courthouse Gazebo. David Morrow is a US Navy Veteran who served in 1969-70 on a Construction Battalion team of 13 men known as Seabees. They helped rural South...

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Women’s Military History Comes Alive by Elizabeth Bailey

Women’s Military History Comes Alive by Elizabeth Bailey

Master’s Thesis on Women and Military History As a graduate student at Appalachian State University, I am pursuing a Master of Arts in History with a concentration in Public History. I have focused my graduate studies on American women’s history combined with military...

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Military Memories & Memoirs Free Online Writing Workshop

Military Memories & Memoirs Free Online Writing Workshop

Hosted by The Muse Writing Center: Write your military memories. It can be therapeutic for you, educational for others. In writing their stories, service members, veterans and their loved ones bear witness to moments of honor, camaraderie, and sacrifice. Writing...

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