Moscow Vets Honored With Quilts of Valor
Eleven United States military veterans of the Moscow (Idaho) Church were presented Quilts of Valor on Nov. 8, 2014.
Quilts of Valor Foundation was begun by Catherine Roberts of Delaware after her son Nathanael’s deployment to Iraq. Her desire was to see returning warriors welcomed home with the love and gratitude they deserved.
Thankfully, between 1953 and 2007, the Moscow Church veterans had come home. But two years ago church member Patrice Jacobson came up with the idea of making each Moscow veteran an honor quilt, and, with Nancy Matthews' help, the quilts were made. “Our veterans may have been home for years, but we still wanted them to know how much they were appreciated by their church family,” explains Jacobson.
Each veteran was presented a quilt during the church service by a youth member of the congregation. Two of the veterans were presented quilts by their grandchildren, and one veteran received his quilt from his oldest son.
Stan Hudson, Moscow Church pastor, says, “We are truly blessed to have these heroes in our church.”