‘Quilts of Valor’ handed out to local nursing home veterans

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Local veterans at the Cumberland Point nursing home were honored for their service on Thursday.
 
The Quilts of Valor group was started in 2003, and now is nationwide. 

Since the start, the group has probably made over 200,000 quilts.
 
The local chapter has about 25 people who all volunteer their time making quilts for veterans. 

Coordinator Sue Olinski says everyone in the group loves making them, and the veterans love receiving them. 

“We made some wall hangings for the veterans here. We had taken quilt blocks to different events that we went to, and people signed them, signed the blocks, and we put them in the wall hangings, and we’re going to give them to the vets. They all have personal messages on them,” said Sue Olinski, Coordinator of the Quilts of Valor group in the Ohio Valley. 

Now this is actually a late Memorial Day celebration for these veterans, as the American Legion Riders Post 366 out of Flushing is very busy on that day. 

They say it’s a great way to celebrate these veterans for serving our country. 

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