Veterans receive 14 Quilts of Valor

Veterans clap at the Quilts of Valor ceremony on Sunday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Veterans clap at the Quilts of Valor ceremony on Sunday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Laura Tenney Photography

Fourteen veterans from four military services received handmade Quilts of Valor from the Comstock Lode Quilters on Sunday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

In a ceremony conducted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, many of the recipients were in the dark about the purpose of the gathering until their names were called at the event.

More than 70 friends and family members attended the event.

Each of the veterans received one of the quilts and a story of the event.

“The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts,” according to the certificate.

Eight of the members of the Comstock Lode Quilters attended the event.

“We make handmade quilts to give to veterans and active service personnel,” said Marsha Stand. “We’ve been doing this for 10 years in December and today we’ll be presenting quilt No. 1993, almost to 2,000. This is a once in a lifetime award.”

Quilters distributed their work to each of the veterans.

“These quilts are to be used,” Stand said. “We want you to use them. They’ve been washed in a washing machine and dried in a dryer. What we don’t want is for you to put them away somewhere.”

After the event, drinks, food and cake were served. Armed Forces Day is May 18.

Veterans receiving quilts

Air Force

Richard Clark


Michael Lindsay 

Jon Shafer

Jim Liebherr

Walter Holden

Louis Valenzuela

Jeffrey Schemenauer


Frank Messina 

Kurt Hildebrand

Russell Ozolins

Kris Morrison

Marine Corps

Gary Clemons

Karen Fryjoff

Paul Stiger


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