Quilts of Valor August 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
This Quilt of Valor photo is in memory of U.S. Army veteran the late James Armstrong. He received his quilt as a Christmas present and then sadly passed away in June. His family members, Nancy Fuller, David Spence and Wilma Beam were present for the wrapping of colors, which they note they will always cherish. The Korean War veteran served in the Army from 1951 to 1953 and in the Tennessee National Guard from 1953 to 1957.
Veteran Michael Scott May was recently presented a Quilt of Valor by Amy Martin at the Carriage House. His family was in attendance for the event. QOV gifts are presented to veterans in honor of the sacrifices made to their country. To date, over 200,000 have been awarded across the nation by volunteers like Martin.
During the annual Adcock-Beasley cookout recently at Hickory Hill United Methodist Church, Harry Layne and brother-in-law, Rodney King, were presented with Quilts of Valor. Layne served in the U.S. Army, 1966-1968 in Vietnam and King served in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1987 and in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1987 to 1992. The local QOVs are made by Amy Martin and other seamstresses in honor of the national program which strives to wrap each veteran in love for their service.
Ronnie Segroves and wife, Jeweline, had already been surprised with a 50th wedding anniversary party, but little did he know that he was also going to be awarded a Quilt of Valor that day as well. Segroves served with the 7th Battalion, 8th Artillery, from 1966-68 and was stationed in Vietnam from 1967-68.