Kevin did the presentation. After Kevin gave an explanation of the meaning of Quilts of Valor, each Veteran was called forward individually to receive his quilt. The quilt was wrapped around his shoulders and he was thanked for his service to our country. If you have never been to a presentation, find a way to get to one! It is one of the most moving presentations you will see, especially if Kevin is doing the it. Quite a few eyes were not too dry this day.
We had the honor of presenting to one WWII veteran, and three Vietnam Veterans. I have the privilege of personally knowing two of these men. To respect their privacy, no names. Our WWII veteran has 17, (yep, I said 17!) medals, including 2 purple hearts. One of our Vietnam Veterans was Special Forces, one a Marine. All of our veterans gave part of their lives to defend our country and we owe them so much. This is one way, we as quilters are able to show our appreciation and I am very proud of my guild for their participation!
Kevin starts the presentations.
Our first Vietnam Veteran.
Our second Vietnam Veteran.
Our third Vietnam Veteran.
Our WWII Veteran
Our Veterans with their Quilts of Valor!
I am so proud to be allowed to be part of their day!