Members of American Legion Post 88, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4309, and the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas have joined forces to honor all veterans with a night of food, fellowship, and dancing on Veterans Day in Brevard, North Carolina.  Larry Hammontree, Commander of American Legion Post 88, encourages local veterans and citizens of Transylvania County to attend this annual event paying tribute to local heroes.

“Veterans Day is the one day to celebrate the service of all veterans,” said Hammontree. “Whether it be the Ground Combat Veteran, a door gunner in a Huey, the Mess Cook or the Specialist that folds the sheets on an Aircraft Carrier; All jobs are important and should be celebrated.”

John Rodgers, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4309, agrees.

“In the spirit of cooperation with the American Legion, members of VFW Post 4309 accepted Post 88 invitation to participate in this event celebrating military service,” said Rodgers.


The celebration kicks off at 5 pm at 55 E. Jordan Street, in downtown Brevard.  Veteran Rick Selimos volunteered his extensive music collection and talent as a disc jockey for the entertainment of the evening.

“Come out and have a ball listening and dancing to your favorite classics including the ‘60s, 70s, 80s, Motown, Carolina Beach music, and more,” said Selimos.  “Show off those dance moves and enjoy a classic slow dance with your sweetie in the name of honoring our veterans.”

Hammontree said the American Legion and VFW will provide heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar for the event.  Veterans are encouraged to dress in uniform and participants in business casual.

Tickets are on sale at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas, the American Legion, or the VFW.  All proceeds from ticket sales fund veteran’s programs at the American Legion and the VFW.