Quilts of Valor recipients

(l to r): Dan Case, US Army; Ron Magee, US Marine Corps; and John Pinckley, US Marine Corps.

Three local residents were presented Quilts of Valor for their military service from the Quilts of Valor Foundation on Nov. 6. Dan Case, US Army; Ron Magee, US Marine Corps; and John Pinckley, US Marine Corps were recognized during the organization’s Take 5 event.

Quilts of Valor Foundation groups are made up of volunteers across the country. These volunteers make quilts, donate time and money to help with providing quilts to Veterans and Service Members touched by war. Since 2003 QOVF have presented over 250,000 QOV. In Delta Junction the Windy Junction QOV Group has presented more than 75 quilts in Delta Junction, Eagle, and Healy.

Saturday, November 6, members of the Windy Junction Quilts of Valor Group in Delta Junction, participated in the Quilts of Valor Foundation Take 5 event. The Take 5 event was for members to run or walk 5K, walk 5 blocks, or sew 5 quilt blocks. The Windy Junction members chose to get together and sew 5 quilt blocks. The quilt blocks will be incorporated into quilts which will be presented to Veterans and Service Members who have been touched by war.

If you know a Veteran or Service Member, touched by war, you may go to the web site www.qovf.org and nominate the individual.

To learn more about the Windy Junction QOV Group contact Joyce Bendell at 907-803-3994 or email quiltbasket@wildak.net.