CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Six veterans were presented with Quilts of Valor at the VFW in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, May 9.
What is a Quilt of Valor? According to organizers, the homemade wartime quilts serve as a tangible reminder of the appreciation and gratitude of Americans for their service to the country.
The quilt is a lap-sized quilt made by a quilt-topper of quality fabrics and beautifully quilted by a longarmer, according to a release from the organization.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation was established in 2003 by a Blue Star mom who wanted to make sure her son and his fellow warriors were welcomed home with love and gratitude.
Here's a little information that the veterans hear when they are awarded their Quilt of Valor: