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Quilts of Valor go to area men and women who served in WWII, Korean War

November 11, 2018
Amy H. Peterson - Staff Writer ( , Estherville News

Veterans and family members crowded in to the Honor Room at the VFW Friday night to honor local veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict. George Chipman, Nordein Peterson, Mae Rose Eide, Dale Green, Wayne King, Albert Swartz and Gordon Forsyth received quilts from Emmet County Quilts and the VFW.

The Quilts of Valor Foundation nationwide has awarded, as of yesterday, 200,757 quilts which have been handmade to cover service members and veterans with warmth and comfort.

Catherine Roberts, founder of Quilts of Valor, said in a release, "a quilt of valor [says] unequivocally, "Thank you for your service, sacrifice, and valor in serving our nation in combat."

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A Quilt of Valor is a lifetime award, given once to an individual.

Emmet County Quilts is a group of volunteer quilters who hand-or machine-sew high quality quilts to the Foundation's specifications for service members.

See more photos in Monday's edition of the Estherville News.



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