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Quilts of Valor presented to 13 on Memorial Day

The Camas Prairie Quilts of Valor presented 13 quilts to veterans on Memorial Day, May 28.

The first quilt was presented to Art Grabski, age 92, who served in the Navy during 1944-1946.

Twelve additional quilts were presented to veterans during the American Legion Post 37 / VFW Post 3529 Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony held at the Grangeville High School gym. Melville Kimmel, age 92 and a WWII veteran, was among the recipients.


Contributed photos (Top, right) Art Grabski with his Quilt of Valor and (above) the 12 additional men who received their quilts on Memorial Day, May 28, at the Grangeville High School presentation.

Recipients included Ray Bozell, Air Force; Melville Kimmel, Navy; Lloyd Kinser, Air Force; Eugene Landes, Army; Jim McMahon, Army; Larry Mendenhall, Marines; Al Nork, Marines; John K. Purdy, Air Force; Jens Smith, Army; Stan Thorsell, Army; Archi Tirado, Army; and John J. Whyte Jr., Navy.

Guest speaker was Priscilla Giddings, who gave a Remembrance Presentation.

The Camas Prairie Quilts of Valor is a group of local volunteers who make patriotic quilts and present them as a “thank you” to veterans in the community who have served in active duty and were honorably discharged. If you know a veteran who has not received a Quilt of Valor, nomination forms are available at the Veterans Outreach and Community Center and both quilt shops in Grangeville.


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