Quilts of Valor
Seven local veterans were recognized during a Quilts of Valor presentation on Saturday at the El Quartelejo Museum in Scott City.
The High Plains QOV Chapter is responsible for making quilts and honoring veterans in Scott, Lane, Wichita, Greeley, Gove, Logan and Wallace counties. The chapter observed its first anniversary on March 23 and with the latest presentation has made quilts for 36 current or veteran service members.
The seven service members recognized last weekend included Vernon Barton, Ruben Brokofsky, Dale Hansen, Quincey Roland, Warren Sherwin, Ron Turner and Dan Weides.
The ceremony also included recognition in memory of U.S. Navy veterans Charles Ratliff, Bill Landgraf and Tom Graham. During the presentation ceremony, QOV representative Dana Pfanenstiel said of the trio:
“Three 19-year-old kids from Kentucky, Iowa and Kansas met at their first duty station at the Naval Air Station, Millington, Tenn., in 1951. They spent less than two years together, but remained steadfast friends for the rest of their long lives.”
More than 70 friends and family were on hand for the program that included presentation of quilts and a brief history of each recipient’s military service.
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