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Local veterans awarded quilts of valor


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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...