Quilts of Honor donated to the John D. Dingell Veterans Hospital in Detroit
The Quilts of Honor program was started in 2003 by Catherine Roberts, who wanted to thank and honor veterans for their service. Since then, the program has grown to include hundreds of volunteers who create beautiful quilts for veterans. Each quilt is made with care and attention to detail, ensuring that it is not only a token of appreciation but also a work of art.
The local quilters of Berkley are one of the many groups of volunteers who participate in the Quilts of Honor program. They have been creating these patriotic quilts for several years and have already donated many of them to veterans in the local community. This year, they are proud to donate several of their handmade quilts to the Detroit VA hospital.
|The Berkley American Legion Ladies Auxiliary members,
Dorothy Stahl (L) and Irene Daughtery (R) display three of their many
handmade patriotic quilts to be given to veterans at the Detroit VA hospital.
"We are honored to be able to give back to our veterans in this way," said Dorothy Stahl, one of the quilters. "These quilts are a small way to show our appreciation for all that they have done for our country."
The quilts were presented to veterans at the Detroit VA hospital on March 2nd, 2023. The VA staff will present them to the veterans in hospice.
For more information about the Quilts of Honor program or to learn how to get involved, please visit the program's website at quiltsofhonor.org.
Berkley American Legion
2079 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072