POINT PLEASANT — Members of a local quilting guild spent many hours preparing and making “Quilts of Valor” for veterans which they later presented to these local heroes.
On Veteran’s Day, the Quilts and Things Guild gave 15 local World War II Veterans “Quilts of Valor.” The quilts are made for the veterans to show appreciation and thanks for their service to the nation.
The Guild has been making “Quilts of Valor” for several years. During the first year six quilts were given to West Virginia Veterans at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. During the second year five were given to local veterans and for the third year eight were given locally. This year the Guild concentrated on local World War II Veterans.
The recipients were Mack Bauer, Frank Beckner, Jack Buxton, Robert Hamm, Joe Keathley, Jim Lewis, Richard Lanier, Walter Otho Mattox, William Nibert, Oscar Pauley, Paul Randolph, Cebert Riddle, Kenny Smith, and Ray Stith.
Kenney Smith, past West Virginia State Commander of the American Legion 2015-16, was the guest speaker.