Local veterans awarded quilts of valor
October 11, 2019
By KIM E. STROM
BESSEMER - To be given a Quilt of Valor is an honor because it is not a gift, said Pauline Borgmen of the organization Quilts of Valor Foundation, it is an award that is earned, she said.
Two veterans were awarded the quilts on Thursday as part of a celebration of 100 years of service of three different local entities: The Washington Elementary School in Bessemer, the Bessemer American Legion Post 27/American Legion Auxiliary Unit 27, and the Bessemer Women's Club.
Earlier in the day, a quilt was awarded to Charles Tirpik, and that evening Donna Fr...