Making Quilts of Valor (QOV) was the Charity Project for the Rock Creek Quilters’ Guild this year. A Thrivent Action Team was used to purchase fabrics to make three of the quilts. Members gathered to piece four of the quilt tops. Other quilts were also donated. Committee members involved include Mary Heidemann, Arlene Luebbe, Cheryl Seachord, Jeanine Stritske and Barb Schmidt.
You can find information on (QOV) at www.govf.org. Quilts of Valor are used to comfort veterans and to honor them for their service, sacrifice, and valor in serving our nation. We want this to be about honoring the veteran, not the quilt!
Four World War II veterans will be presented Quilts of Valor at the Fairbury Central School Veteran’s Day program on Friday, November 10. Starting around 8:20 a.m., the students and veterans, if able, will Rally ‘Round the Flag with a trumpet salute, raising of the flag, VFW salute and Pledge of Allegiance.
The rest of the program will be inside in the gym/cafeteria area. The World War II veterans from Jefferson County that will be awarded QOV include Vernon Johnson, Art Smith, Joseph “Pep” Vocelka, and Carmon Wheatcraft. All of these veterans are in their upper 90’s and two of them have great grandchildren at Central School.
Four Korean War veterans will be presented Quilts of Valor at the Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School Veteran’s Day Convocation on Monday, November 13 starting at 9:50 a.m. in the Fine Art’s Center. This ceremony, however, is closed to the public. Quilts of Valor will be presented to four Korean War veterans from Jefferson County, including Jim Barber (Carol Barber’s husband), Roscoe Beachler, Mark D. Schmidt, and Robert Yantz.
Questions, contact Mary Heidemann at 402-587- 0177.