On Veterans Day, November 11, Quilts of Valor presented five quilts to PHLC members and veterans. Each quilt was crafted by loving hands of Quilts of Valor, Omaha Chapter #577, most by members of our congregation, to recognize those who served during World War II. One intended for a now-deceased member, was presented to a Marine currently serving overseas.
Frank Bladt - U.S. Navy (1943-1946). Quilt pieced & quilted by Elain Whiteing
Paul Gladman - U.S. Army (1944-1945). Quilt pieced by Melissa Peters, quilted by Joan Workman
Robert Loeck - U.S. Army (1945-1946). Quilt pieced & quilted by Joan Workman
Duane Fieck - U.S. Navy (1943-1946). Quilt pieced & quilted by Ellen Lessmann
Timothy Mechaley - U.S. Marines (Post-911). Quilted for Al Simonson, presented to Timothy.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a national organization founded in 2003 by Blue Star Mom Catherine Roberts. Since its founding, Quilts of Valor has awarded over 95,000 quilts to veterans of military actions, conflicts and wars, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Beirut, Iraq and Afghanistan. Each Quilt of Valor is formed by loving hands joining bits of fabric together one piece at a time. A QOV may be fashioned by only one or two individuals or through the combined efforts of many women and men of all skill levels. Quilters often join together in sewing bees to create these quilts.
The bulletin board in the narthex was also filled with photos and memorabilia honoring all our veterans. In honor of all veterans, the November social ministry collection is for Operation: Care and Comfort, which sends care packages to deployed troops. Thank you to all veterans, past and present!