2018-05-30 / Front Page

Quail Forever members receive Quilts of Valor


Pictured above with their quilts, from left to right, Bob Fisher, Dick Keller, Billy Finney and Mary Fielding. (Courtesy Photo) Pictured above with their quilts, from left to right, Bob Fisher, Dick Keller, Billy Finney and Mary Fielding. (Courtesy Photo) Recently at the West Central Quail Forever Wildlife Food Plot Seed giveaway, three members were surprised when Mary Fielding presented them with personalized Quilts of Valor.

Dick Keller and Billy Finney both served in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army; and Bob Fisher served in the Philippines with the U.S. Air Force. Not only have these members served their Country in the U.S. Armed Services but today they are still serving with their continued efforts to help provide habitat for wildlife, pollinators and songbirds in Putnam and surrounding counties.

The Quilts of Valor program is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cover all service member warriors.

The local group consists of eight members that volunteer their time, skill and money to this project. Besides the Quail Forever members honored with quilts, the local group has sent quilts to Walter Reed Hospital and presented quilts to veterans at The Waters of Greencastle facilities and many other veterans.

Quilts are sewn in patriotic colors, but the quilts are most remembered for the veterans they honor.

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