Posts Tagged ‘ Quilts of Valor ’

Give me a “B,” a quilting bee

April 23, 2016
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 came out in numbers for their annual Quilts of Valor (QOV) Foundation quilting event. The mission of the QOV is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. From left, James Carr, Robert Klezun, CT QOV co-chair Jane Dougherty, Joseph Della Porta, and Frank…

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Legion holds ‘Quilts of Valor’ on April 16

April 12, 2016
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 will be hosting a day of sewing on Saturday, April 16 for the Quilts of Valor Foundation. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., they will be welcoming volunteers at the Legion hall at 64 Main St. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and…

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Veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

January 24, 2014
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Four local veterans were recently honored with Quilts of Valor. 
They are, from left, Peter W. Longo, Peter L. Longo, John Potter III and Charlie Bass.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer “Pride,” “freedom,” and “courage” are just several of over a dozen words inscribed on a quilt that Peter W. Longo of Southington received in honor of serving his country. From 1951 to 1954, Longo served in the 82ndAirborne Division, so his wife, Dolores— along with John DeMello, a family friend…

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