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Making A Difference: Quilts To Be Presented To Veterans

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Some Lexington volunteers are giving their time to show their gratitude to the men and women who have served.

Quilts of Valor is a national program that presents quilts to veterans. “Homemakers Association,” a program at the Fayette County Extension Office, took on Quilts of Valor as their service project this year.

“It's not unusual for quilters to just sit down and shed tears over their quilts as they're building these quilts,” said Nancy Cann.

Fourteen veterans will receive the quilts at a ceremony Friday night.

Paducah native and Navy Veteran David Brown received his quilt last year.

“You walk into a room with 30 other veterans, some of whom are in wheelchairs, on crutches, with guide dogs,” said Brown. “It was an unbelievably moving experience, not just for me, but for everyone in the room.”

“"We so much appreciate what they've given to us and this is how we can say 'welcome home’,” said Cann.

Nationwide, Quilts of Valor has presented quilts to more than 146,000 veterans.

To nominate a veteran for a quilt, or to find out more about the Quilts of Valor Foundation, visit their website here

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