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Armed Forces Museum Holds Successful Bluegrass & Gospel Fundraiser

posted Apr 18, 2012, 1:53 PM by Andrew Hagopian

Mint Hill, NC -- The Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas held its 2nd Annual Bluegrass Fundraiser on February 25th in Indian Trail, featuring some of the top talent in bluegrass and gospel. Headlining the event was multiple Emmy award winner David L. Cook. With 18 number one hit songs to his credit, Cook remains the number one selling Christian country artist to date. Cook performed a comedy routine prior to his vocal presentation.


The event, opened by AFMAC President Bill Dixon, also featured such talent as the Christian Country Teenage Performer of the Year award winner Caroline Keller; the former PTL Singers; and the legendary WBT Briarhoppers. Each of the performers expressed their gratitude to the veterans in the audience for their selfless service to their country. It was evident that all performers, who donated their talents to the fundraiser, had a deep desire to honor the men and women who served their country.


Master of Ceremonies was special guest Carlton Moody of the Moody Brothers.


A silent auction was also held to raise money, and the VFW Post 2423 generously  provided the venue and food for sale. AFMAC also sold pavers to honor those who fought in all wars. These pavers will line the walkway of this museum, which will break ground in 2014.


The motto and vision of AFMAC, a 501(c)(3) entity, is to honor, preserve and celebrate freedom.  This world-class museum will be unique in that it will honor all five branches of the United States military:  Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. When completed, visitors will experience an educational showcase of 250 years of military history combined with the home front support and sacrifices that have made our nation great. Details and donation information can be seen at