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In Henderson County Veterans History Museum Shares Its Mission


Last updated 8/31/2021 at 4:56pm

Emmett Casciato talks to veterans in Henderson County about the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas.

The Dixie Diner in Laurel Park honors military veterans with a free buffet breakfast the third Thursday of each month. The breakfast is paid for by Vickie, the owner, as a tribute to those who served the country.

She invited Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas founder and curator Emmett Casciato and board member Carl Newman to present a program on Aug. 19 to 50 veterans.

"The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas preserves, honors and educ-ates visitors to ensure that we never forget each of you, the veterans who protected America's freedom," Casciato told the veterans.

The veterans had questions about the muse-um's WWII Jeep and what kind of other artifacts are in the museum. Casciato explained that members to various locations in North Carolina and South Carolina to make the public aware of the museum and mission. 

Of the fifty people who were there, only about five knew about the museum. Newman, who arranged this program, observed, "That's why outreach programs like this one are so important."

Newman is a Vietnam-era veteran having served in the U.S. Army from 1965 through 1968. He received an MBA in finance and was employed by Tenneco, Inc., and subsequently Becton, Dickinson. 

To schedule a presen-tation about the museum's programs and exhibits, please call (882) 884-2141. The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas is located at 21 East Main St. (next to the courthouse). Admission is free. The museum is open Wednesday – Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.the


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