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Area veterans honored by Quilts of Valor

On Thursday, June 27, Quilts of Valor of the Ozarks honored several area veterans with the gift of a quilt. The ceremony was held at Mid-Town Café in downtown Reeds Spring, the 17th time since 2020 that owner Jeff Barnhart has welcomed quilting groups and veterans to the café as an expression of his own gratitude for their sacrifice and service.


The following veterans received quilts at the ceremony:  

·       Carl Hoglund, Korea

·       Rich Wittig, Korea

·       Gary Barcus, Vietnam

·       John H. Bentley Jr., Vietnam

·       Larry Catron, Vietnam

·       Kelly Bade, Cold War era

·       Robin Bower, Cold War era

·       Joy Souza, post-911

·       Martin Sweet


Quilts of Valor members also presented Barnhart with a banner of appreciation for his ongoing acknowledgement and support of local veterans.


Follow the Quilts of Valor of the Ozarks page on Facebook to learn more about the group or get involved.

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