Local Vet Receives Quilt of Valor

Frank Bunyan was just 17 when his patriotic duty called him to join the Navy during WWII. As a resident at Blue Water Hospice Home, he was nominated for the Quilt of Valor by the Director of Hospice Home Jessica Martin, RN, BSN. who said she “nominated Frank for the Quilt of Valor because we are where we are today,” thanks to “brave individuals, like him, and their sacrifice to keep our freedoms”. The program began in 2003 by a mom whose son was deployed in Iraq. She wanted him to have something to remind him of home. The Quilt of Valor Foundation honors veterans of all wars, specifically WWII, due to their age, and the quilts are handmade by volunteers around the country. To-date, the Foundation has presented more than 220,000 quilts to veterans around the United States. If you know of a veteran that you think should be honored with a Quilt of Valor, visit qovf.org.