Valor Quilters Seek to Honor WWII Women Vets

Hello Alexis,

I have read and enjoyed The Resident for many years; I know you served in the military in Montana.

I am a member of the “Quilts of Valor” program here in Mystic—we have sewn at least six quilts for retired servicemen. I have awarded three to veterans of World War II and soon will be awarding one to a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Over the years you have featured articles on veterans for your Veterans Day edition; now we are looking for a female veteran who served during WWII, and we would like to honor her by giving her one of our quilts. We hold the ceremony at the VFW in Mystic which has been gracious enough to allow us to do our sewing there free of charge.

If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Women in the military have not been recognized the way they should—this is our way to honor them.

Please let me know if you and your readers have a name (or names) for us. We will consider them all.

Lois Correia

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