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Local veterans awarded quilts of valor

 

October 11, 2019

Kim E. Strom/Daily Globe

Myron Re of Marty's Goldenaires fills out several cards for the celebration of 100 years of service Thursday evening. The Washington Elementary Schools, the Bessemer Woman's Club and the Bessemer American Legion Post 27/American Legion Auxiliary Unit 27 all started in 1919 and were recognized.

By KIM E. STROM

kstrom@yourdailyglobe.com

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...



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