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May 2, 2013

ALA make Quilts of Valor

OSKALOOSA — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 members Diana Shadduck and Marge Black participated in a Department Day of Service on April 27 at the Department Headquarters in Des Moines.

The project chosen by Co-coordinators Ann Rehbein and Mary Jo Berning is the making of quilts for Quilts of Valor.

Quilts of Valor is a nationally recognized program whose mission is to cover all those service members touched by war with healing and comforting quilts called a Quilt of Valor. These quilts are tangible reminders of appreciation and gratitude.

The Quilts of Valor is a national grassroots community service effort, connecting the home front with wounded combat warriors and veterans.

Volunteers from all over the state come together and piece quilt tops on that day. These quilts will be donated to facilities like Landstuhl Hospital in Germany, one of the rehabilitative hospitals stateside or to veterans that could be your next door neighbor.

Joining Auxiliary members for the day was Marianne Fons, co-host of “Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting” series seen on IPTV. Oskaloosa American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 was proud to sponsor one of these quilts.

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