Program for combat veterans to be held Nov. 11

Area combat veterans will have an opportunity to discuss the personal costs of war during a program to be held on Veterans Day – Tuesday, Nov. 11 – at Western Carolina University.

Titled “Unseen Scars,” the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center. It is free and open to the public.

The event will bring together veterans of Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan to discuss their wartime experiences and address issues, questions and concerns shared by soldiers and civilians.

The program is being sponsored by WCU’s Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, and a group of veterans on the WCU campus are involved in its organization, said Tom Baker, a Vietnam veteran who is semi-retired from the staff of WCU’s Reid Gymnasium.

For more information, contact Baker at 828-508-5522 or