Hello and welcome to part 8 of our journey through North Carolina.
From Brinegar Cabins in Traphill, NC, we were back on the Blue Ridge Parkway to see what was up beyond the next bend only to discover signs for the town of West Jefferson, NC. As we strolled the town streets we came upon Ashe Arts Center where we could hear live music coming from inside. We headed inside and enjoyed a great jam session with local musicians paying tribute to a Vietnam Veteran who had completed 3 tours of duty in that war. A great time was being had by all and, during a break, a community spokesperson presented the guest of honor a handmade quilt. It was in special recognition of their respect and love for him and his service to our country. It was extremely touching to hear the humbleness of this man’s experiences. Mike, we are so proud of your service and you are a real hero in our eyes.
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Well this is it for today. We hope you come back and see how the trip unfolds as we share more of the USA Through Our Eyes. Until then be safe.