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. It is a nonprofit national organization founded in 2003 by Catherine Roberts whose son was deployed in Iraq.
The quilt is meant for healing and comfort and to thank veterans for their service. This is the 20th anniversary of Quilts of Valor, and they are working toward a goal of having presented over 500,000 quilts. These quilts are furnished at no cost.
Six Brothers from Keith D. Chamberlain Masonic Lodge (No. 66) in Richland Center were each presented a Quilt of Valor along with the current Masonic Grand Master Pin and the Masonic Pin for military service in a meaningful public ceremony attended by friends, family, and Brothers. Pictured above, from left: Brothers Dean Braithwaite, Tony Broadbent, Cecil Groves, Bill McCorkle, Karen Demaree (Quilts of Valor Foundation), Glen Jewell, and Mark Draper.
Submitted by Brother Brent Clausius, Master