Quilts of Honor recognize local military service

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Quilts of Honor, made by volunteers to show appreciation to those who have served in the Armed Forces, made a special presentation in Monett on Thursday. Quilts are a universal symbol of thanks, solace, and remembrance. The Southwest Missouri Quilts of Honor organization, based in Branson, presented two quilts to Monett veterans. U.S. Navy veteran Randy Burke, center, received a quilt with an eagle. Presenting it were, as left, Pat Beard and Linda Richardson, and at right, Maggie Pitt and Janie Mahon, group leader. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

Quilts of Honor, made by volunteers to show appreciation to those who have served in the Armed Forces, made a special presentation in Monett on Thursday.

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Rod McCully, at center, also received one of the Quilts of Honor. Making the presentation were Maggie Pitt, Pat Beard, McCully, Linda Riochardson and Janie Mahon. The Southwest Missouri Quilts of Honor group has made more than 500 hand-made quilts, tagged with the name of the veteran to be honored, and the names of the ladies who sewed the quilts; which are personally presented to the respective veteran. The ladies made additional presentations that day at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon. Requests for quilts to honor a veteran may be made to Mahon at 417-230-2839 or Carl G. Pyper in Monett at 235-6098. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com