Quilts of Valor honor veterans - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Quilts of Valor honor veterans

Posted: Updated:
Five veterans stand with their new quilts. Five veterans stand with their new quilts.
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • 2 men wanted after high-speed chase, crash

    2 men wanted after high-speed chase, crash

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:36:12 GMT
    The area where the car crashed in Union County. (Source: Carly O'Keefe, KFVS)The area where the car crashed in Union County. (Source: Carly O'Keefe, KFVS)
    Police are currently searching for two men involved in a high-speed chase that ended in a crash overnight in Union County.
    Police are currently searching for two men involved in a high-speed chase that ended in a crash overnight in Union County.
  • Police investigate Missouri mayor in cycling crash

    Police investigate Missouri mayor in cycling crash

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:51:47 GMT
    Police in a St. Louis-area city are investigating contradictory reports from their mayor and a bicyclist who says the elected official caused him to crash.
    Police in a St. Louis-area city are investigating contradictory reports from their mayor and a bicyclist who says the elected official caused him to crash.
  • Firm says Missouri school soil isn't hazardous

    Firm says Missouri school soil isn't hazardous

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:50 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:50:47 GMT
    An engineering firm hired by a Bridgeton-area school district has concluded that soil from schools 2 miles from a radioactive landfill didn't show high levels of radiation.
    An engineering firm hired by a Bridgeton-area school district has concluded that soil from schools 2 miles from a radioactive landfill didn't show high levels of radiation.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Kevin Huffman, a representative for Quilts of Valor, along with the River Heritage Quilters Guild honored five veterans for their service on Monday.

Each of the veterans were given a quilt Huffman had made.

He said the goal was to give the veterans a tangible form of his appreciation.

"A quilt is known as something comforting. We've had them since we were babies. Growing up it's something that we cover around us. So what we like to think is that we cover these veterans with our heartfelt appreciation and love," Huffman said.

Huffman ran a block drive to get quilt blocks for the quilts.

He said he he received more than 5,000 blocks, which would be enough to provide 189 quilts to deserving veterans.

Huffman said he was overjoyed by the amount of support he received from quilters across the nation.

Each of the veterans were nominated by friends and family in different guilds.

The veterans honored Monday evening include: 
  • Kenneth Rushton, from Poplar Bluff, Mo
  • Lawrence Tucker, from Jackson, Mo
  • Johnny Gast, Jackson, Mo
  • Robert Wills, St. Louis, Mo
  • Terry Simms, Cape Girardeau, Mo
Huffman will present quilts to many more veterans in the coming months.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.
Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.