QUILT PRESENTATION–Local veteran Dale Heine was the recipient of a Quilt of Valor on June 4. Pictured are Dona Rector, leader of the local Stars of Honor group for the Quilts of Valor Foundation, and local quilter Glenda Wiegard covering Heine with his quilt.
Almost on the anniversary of the day he joined the Army, a special Quilt of Valor presentation was made for local veteran Dale Heine.
The presentation was held at the memorial wall at Ratz Memorial Park on Friday, June 4. Heine, who served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967, noted that he entered the service on June 3.
Dona Rector, leader of the local Stars of Honor group for the Quilts of Valor Foundation, made the quilt presentation and gave a background on the foundation.
She noted that the non-profit foundation, Quilts of Valor, started in November 2003 with one quilt made by “Blue Star” mother Catherine Roberts. She had the goal “of making quilts that would both heal and comfort our war wounded.”
Rector stated, “Not all wounds are seen from the outside. Many of our service members return with unseen wounds. Our mission from that very first quilt remains the same today: to cover all active service members and veterans touched by war with a comforting and healing Quilt of Valor.”
For more on this quilt presentation, please see this week’s print edition.