On Sunday afternoon, another six Quilts of Valor were presented to our
American Military Heroes in a very nice ceremony in Springfield.
you, Bobbie, for organizing!!
One of the Guardsmen from the
audience came to speak with me afterward.
He had received his Quilt of Valor
last February at the big Welcome Home
ceremony in Portland; he loves his
quilt and has it put aside because he
was hesitant to use it because he did
not know how to care for it. I
reminded him that this quilt was intended to
be used, not just a wall
decoration, and gave him simple washing
instructions. It will now be
wrapped around him frequently! He was very moved
when awarded his QOV and
so inspired by the program that he wants to learn
how to quilt so he can
make more Quilts of Valor for others!! He will soon be
joining our local
Submitted by J Marie and Pene