|One hundred forty-seven Quilts of Valor|
waiting to be selected by a veteran
November 1, 2016
The Quilts of Valor (made and quilted by volunteers) were placed on the bleachers, and the veterans were asked to select the quilt that spoke to them. The display of quilts was breath-taking.
With military precision, the event started promptly at 7 PM with the presentation of the Colors. The military history of each veteran was read as he/she walked to the front. The QOV they selected was displayed for everyone to see, the quilt was wrapped around the shoulders of each veteran, and the presenter gave the honoree a "welcome home" hug.
I was happy to see both young and old veterans receive a Quilt of Valor. It was an amazing evening.
|group photo of most of the veterans who received a QOV|
On this Election Day, let's remember it is individuals like those pictured who defend our country and our freedom.
Today as citizens, it is our duty to VOTE.