Photo by Tim Curtiss
John B. Cole, retired Army and Mick Hemphill, retired Navy, presented (from l-r) John Melter, Clarence Rinker and Sam Powell, each with a Quilt of Valor on Thursday at the Prosser Senior Club for their service in WWII. The Quilt of Valor is a national nonprofit organization that presents local veterans with quilts made by local groups that create and present the quilts. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor for Wounds that qualify are those that are both seen and unseen. Quilts of Valor was started in Nov. 2003 with the goal of making quilts that would both heal and comfort our war wounded. To date there have been 114,255 quilts awarded to veterans throughout the country.