Over the course of the past year, Panhandle Blocks has been working diligently to ensure that veterans receive the honor and gratitude for their service. Since last November, the organization has presented 76 Quilts of Valor to veterans throughout the Panhandle.

The Quilts of Valor Foundation began in 2003, when Catherine Roberts, the founder, had a dream about her son who was deployed in Iraq. As a result of the dream, she concluded that a quilt would provide comfort and healing to those serving the country.

The organization’s mission statement reads, “The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting Quilts of Valor.”

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