Veterans receive Quilts of Valor
More than 200,000 'Quilts of Valor' have been awarded to American veterans through the Quilts of Valor Foundation to help comfort and heal, according to www.qovf.org.
Another six were presented during a July 4 ceremony at Green Prairie Rehabilitation Center in Plainview. Recipients of the colorful quilts included Army veterans Arlis Vrieze-Duncan, Duane Lee, Herb Radtke, and John Steffenson, and Navy veterans Art Eggers and Bob Seidlitz.
The cotton quilts were created by members of the local Piecemakers quilt club. Some material was donated by the Piecemakers, while group members donated money to buy material through a Thrivent Financial charity program, and members of St. Charles American Legion Post 190 also donated money toward the cause.
"It feels great," Yvonne Kruger said, "because I'm a quilter and I love it. This is my way of giving back to the veterans who served."
Piecemakers president Saprina Bradley said she was touched upon seeing uniforms and belongings and heard veterans' stories when she visited the Veterans Memorial Museum in Branson,
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