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Union County Veteran Receives Quilt of Valor

Daniel Prince

More than 315,000 quilts have been given to veterans so far

A Union County Vietnam veteran was honored with a Quilt of Valor at a special ceremony Sunday morning. Retired Lt. Col. Paul Davis was honored after the close of the Sunday morning service at First Baptist Church. Ronnie Hall made the presentation on behalf of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Hall explained what a Quilt of Valor is and what it signifies:

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The Quilts of Valor Foundation began as a literal dream of its founder, Catherine Roberts, whose son was deployed to Iraq. In her dream, she saw a young man sitting on the side of his bed in the middle of the night, hunched over with despair. She then saw the same young man wrapped in a quilt, his demeanor changing from despair to hope. She recruited volunteers to make quilts to award to veterans coming back from Iraq, later expanding to Vietnam veterans and ultimately to all veterans touched by war. The first quilt of valor was awarded in November 2003, and now, nearly 20 years later, more than 315,800 quilts have been awarded to veterans across America.

Ronnie Hall and Paul Davis on the Quilt of Valor
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