Veterans Museum Shows Appreciation To Brevard Businesses


Last updated 9/6/2021 at 9:45am

Pictured from left to right are Emmett Casciato, Connie Edmands, David Morrow and Janis Allen.

Volunteers from the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas delivered certificates of appreciation on Aug. 26 to two of their community partners: the UPS Store and Broad Street Wines. In impromptu ceremonies with co-workers and/or customers looking on, museum founder Emmett Casciato read the personalized certificates and told the businesspeople how they had each helped the museum fulfill its mission: honor, educate and preserve.

At the UPS Store, Casciato and volunteer Janis Allen honored Hanna Kimmel and her co-workers. The certificate stated: "For your enthusiasm about our projects as if they were your own, for efficiency and professionalism in your use of time, for your support of our veterans and the museum, and for your generous donations." UPS employees Nastia Parker and Tabetha McCombs shared in receiving the certificate of appreciation, along with several custom-ers and employees' family members who were in the store.

Connie Edmands, who, as owner of Broad Street Wines, has supported the Veterans Museum over several years, received her certificate with appreciation from Casciato, museum president David Morrow, Katinka Remus and Janis Allen. Her certificate read: "For lifting our spirits by providing your spirits, for honoring your WWII veteran father through your generous donations, and for your flexibility and amazing problem-solving capab-ilities." Told that she has been uncommonly gener-ous, Edmands replied, "I just feel fortunate to be able to do this. And when we give, it always comes back to us."

From left to right are Emmett Casciato, Hanna Kimmel, Janis Allen, Nastia Parker and Tabetha McCombs.

The Veterans History Museum has received increasingly generous support from Transylvania businesses and organizat-ions. This year is one of growth and new programs to honor and support veterans in spite of limited gatherings and programs as we return to normal after the shutdowns. Only with these community partnerships, volunteers, and veterans is this possible.

The Veterans History Museum is located at 21 East Main Street (beside the courthouse) in Brevard and is open Wednesday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit or call 884-2141 for more information.


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