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A very gracious visit from Pam Oilar, and Cinda James representing the “Sewcial Quilters”, arrived on Friday, October 23 at the Bill Ragan home in Kahoka.
At that time a beautiful Quilt of Valor was presented to him. The quilt was presented by the Sewical Quilters and quilted by Becky Rodgers.
Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy on August 12, 1950 and was discharged in 1954 as a 3rd Class Aviation Machinist Mate. He served during the Korean Conflict and was a mechanic and worked on the air crafts. He enjoyed his time serving the country and made lots of lifelong friends.
He often talks of his memories during his time in the Navy. He has always said he wished he had stayed in longer and made a career out of it.
This quilt means so much to him and he appreciates the time, effort, and kindness shown to him. Thank you very much and thank you for thinking of him.
Story of the foundation-The Quilt of Valor Foundation began in 2003 with a powerful dream by founder Catherine Roberts. The dream was the transformation of a despairing soldier to one being comforted by a quilt he had received. She was a quilter and wanted to do something to provide comfort and healing. The organization has grown to a nationwide organization whose mission is to “cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilt Of Valor.” Over 11,000 volunteers have awarded over 255,000 quilts. This is a one-time award to say unequivocally “Thank you for your service, sacrifice, valor in serving our nation.”