WARSAW — Kosciusko Community Senior Services and Liberty Sewing Circle offered their thanks to a dozen veterans through a Threads of Valor quilt presentation ceremony Wednesday, May 16.
Liberty Sewing Circle consists of women in the community who make lap quilts, particularly quilts for war veterans. They began making Threads of Valor quilts in late 2015. Forty-three quilts have been made and presented to veterans since that time.
The event began with patriotic songs performed by the Kosciusko Purdue Extension Chorus.
KCSS Executive Director David Neff briefly spoke before the ceremony, thanking the Warsaw Parks Department, Warsaw American Legion and Mason Health Care for helping with the event. Neff also mentioned that he admires Liberty Sewing Circle for the work they do and is proud to allow them to use the KCSS facility to meet up and work on quilts.
Mayor Joe Thallemer also spoke at the event.
“This event has really grown in the past four years,” Thallemer said. “It is so critical and important to honor veterans, and it’s always an ongoing process.”
Veterans who received Threads of Valor quilts at the ceremony were Orval Coby; Don Correira; Bob Fisher, who was unable to attend the event; Ernest Fought; Albert Hurd; Bruce Knouff; Ralph Legate; Harold Lehman; Joe Scutchfield; Gene Stutzman; Gaylord Williams; and John Wiles.
After the ceremony, veterans got to enjoy a meal with their family members.