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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Sharing - - - - QOV Exhibit in Paducah, KY
The "To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor"
exhibit offers an emotional testament to the wounds American
military personnel bring back from the fields of conflict. The exhibit runs
until November 10th and wraps up with an event on Veterans Day, November 11,
with a ceremony to award the quilts to deserving veterans and service members.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is
to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing
Quilts of Valor. The Quilts of Valor
Foundation was started in November 2003 by Catherine Roberts with the goal of
making quilts that would both heal and comfort our war wounded. These quilts are
Quilts of Valor (QOVs). Wounds that qualify are those that are both
unseen. Chaplain John Kallerson suggested using the phrase "touched
by war" as a way of identifying recipients.
"Veterans and active duty
military personnel have performed a courageous service for this nation," says
National Quilt Museum CEO Frank Bennett. "The Quilts of Valor participants
perform a meaningful and wonderful service for those 'touched by war.' We're
proud to host this exhibit and play a part in spreading the word about this
More information about Quilts of Valor Foundation can be found at QOVF.org