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The Rotary Club of Lynnwood at its March 21 meeting awarded two veterans with quilts from the Quilts of Valor Foundation Washington chapter.
Rotarian Kirk Greiner received a Quilt of Valor for his 33 years of service in the Coast Guard. (Greiner also was recognized at the March 28 meeting with a Rotary Paul Harris award.) And Jerry Cohn, husband to Rotarian Diane Cohn, received a quilt for his service in the Navy during both World War II and the Korean War.
The colorful quilts are handmade by Linda Myrick, who has been making quilts for the Quilts of Valor Foundation for about four-and-a-half years. She designs some of them or finds patterns that she likes, then makes them in patriotic colors and fabrics. The quilts are then donated and presented to our service men and women who have been touched by war.
“It is my privilege to honor our soldiers,” Myrick said.
According to Lynnwood Rotary’s Debbie Bodal, the Everett Navy Base sent two Honor Guards to open the March 21 meeting and assist with the quilt presentation.
For more information about the Quilts of Valor Foundation, visit www.qovf.org.