Quilt of Valor thanks Harris for his service



Charles Harris was surrounded by family, as he received a handmade blanket from Quilts of Valor, during a ceremony at Cornell Health Services April 30. The blanket thanks veterans for their service and recognizes their sacrifice. Photo by Julia Wolf
This quilt is meant to say thank for your service and your sacrifice

By Julia Wolf

“This quilt is meant to say thank for your service and your sacrifice,” said Paula Gregory, manager of volunteer services at St. Croix Hospice.

The words of appreciation were directed to Charles Harris, who served in the Air Force as a mechanic during the Vietnam war. A ceremony in recognition of Harris took place at Cornell Health Services April 30, with the presentation by St. Croix Hospice on behalf of Quilts of Valor.

Quilts of Valor gifted its first quilt in 2003, and became a non-profit organization in 2005. Since the start of the foundation, 216,269 quilts have been given to veterans in the United States, Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan. Quilters around the country work to make the blankets, with the name of maker displayed on a tag on the quilt.

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