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A Walk Through History in Brevard, NC

A Walk Through History in Brevard, NC

November 3, 2023 (Friday)

Mountain Air and History: Listen to WWII history told through engaging stories by three nationally recognized historians. Best-selling authors Alex Kershaw,   Jonathan Jordan and James Scott will regale you with the human dramas of three of   history’s greatest battles: the D-Day landing in Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, and the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. Bonus: Meet three WWII veterans who were there! George Sarros was on LST 515   landing troops on the beach in Normandy. Ed Cottrell flew 65 missions as a P-47 fighter pilot, including the Battle of the Bulge. Joe Cooper was a gunner’s mate on the USS Ommaney Bay when it was sunk by a  Kamikaze attack during the battle of the Leyte Gulf.

The Blue Ridge mountain town of Brevard, NC, is lined with a pleasing assortment of locally-owned shops, galleries and restaurants with a small gem at the center: The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. After hearing the historians and meeting the WWII veterans, join a guide for a tour of the   Museum to see displays such as a restored WWII Jeep and Harley motorcycle ridden by MPs in Europe. Check out "grandparent’s delight": O.P. Taylor’s toy store with authentic models of WWII aircraft, plus a huge assortment of Legos. 

 

Note: A portion of the proceeds from this tour supports the non-profit Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas.

 

Tour Includes:

  • Talks by 3 best-selling WWII historians.

  • Meet 3 WWII veterans who fought in key WWII battles.

  • Escorted tour of Brevard and the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas.

  • Lunch at one of our favorite restaurants.

  • Round trip transportation via one of our luxury vehicles

  • Afternoon reception with refreshments, author book-signings and WWII veteran book-signing.

  • Tour will depart from the Globe Treks   office at 7:30AM and return around 7:00PM.

  • Tour limited to 30 guests.

 

Prices and itinerary subject to change.

 

$197 per guest

 

Other Tours:

In addition to Day Trips , please also see our Southeast & Mystery ToursNortheast and West ToursInternational Tours, and Private Charters.

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