American Legion Members Makes Handmade Quilts of Valor for Veterans
May 23, 2017 § Leave a comment
An honors graduate of the Louisiana State University Law School, Sherb Sentell is an Airborne Ranger with the rank of Colonel in the US Army Reserve. An Army Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal recipient, Sherb Sentell is also a member of the American Legion.
On May 8, 2017, members of the American Legion took part in a special quilt-making event at the Sheraton City Center Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. Participants stitched handmade Quilts of Valor (QOV) to be awarded to American service members wounded in war and veterans. Those involved participated in the entire process of quilt making from assembling fabric, to stitching, to presenting the finished quilts to the servicemen and women.
The QOV program began in 2003 to recognize and appreciate the service of veterans. More than 159,000 have been presented to date.
An average QOV will cover an entire adult body. Stitched together from pure shirt-weight cotton fabric, the quilts showcase varying patterns and designs, but typically reflect a patriotic theme of red, white, and blue.