Bassett Historical Center to host programs

The “Southern Gentlemen” will be performing at Bassett Historical Center on March 10, at 10 a.m. in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Meeting Room. This group, led by Johnny Johnson, is a traditional Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel Band committed to preserving “true and real Bluegrass music.” Other band members include Burgess Hurd, Steve Shively and Bobby Whitlock. This program is free and open to the public.

My Vietnam Story and Service in the United States Marines

On Tuesday, March 24, author Donald Jack Wright will be at the Bassett Historical Center at 10 a.m. presenting a program on his new book entitled “My Vietnam Story and Service in the United States Marines.” Donald Jack Wright, a Vietnam War veteran awarded with the Purple Heart by the Department of Veterans Affairs, shares a stirring autobiography of his life as a soldier servicing in the Vietnam War. This account of one man’s experiences and accomplishments during the Vietnam War details many battles, conflicts, missions, and patrols during a 13 month period of 1968 and 1969 at a time when the Vietnam conflict was in full scale force. This book exudes willpower, courage, and faith in times of conflict that truly are a soldier’s resolve. This program will be held in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Meeting Room. It is free and open to the public.

 

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