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Fort Smith WWII Veteran honored with a Quilt of Valor

February 26, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Almost 270,000 Veterans have received one of the quilts since the organization started in 2003.

Almost 270,000 Veterans have received one of the quilts since the organization started in 2003.

Fort Smith veteran Marvin Thomas received a Quilt of Valor Friday (Feb. 26) for his service in World War II.

The group makes quilts for veterans who have been touched by war.

“As a quilter myself, I know the hours and love that went into making that quilt, and I appreciate it so much, and I appreciate the honor that has been given to him by the awarding of this quilt,” Suzanne McPherson said.

Thomas’s daughter, Suzanne McPherson, says her dad, who is almost 99, was supposed to be awarded the quilt almost a year ago, the same week that visitation stopped because of the pandemic, so she’s happy he was finally able to be presented it.

Since Quilts of Valor was founded in 2003, they have quilted and presented quilts to 269,000 veterans in the U. S. and several other countries.

Every quilt is personalized with the veteran’s name and the branch of service they served in, and each quilt is different.

Sue Anderson helped make the quilt and said it’s very special for her to present these quilts to veterans because several of her family members were also in the service.

If you would like to nominate a veteran to receive a Quilt of Valor or donate to the non-profit, you can click here.

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