(Front row, left to right): Jerry Thompson, Derald Tieskotter, Judson Schrick, Arlin Roney, Clifford Sweet, Janice Brom and Dale Bodensteiner. (Back row, left to right): Gerald Einck, Gary Goettleman, Diane Bulman, Troy Hovey, John Budweg and Aleesa Baako.
43 additional Winneshiek County veterans have now received quilts from the Quilts of Valor program. Three presentations were conducted on Friday and Saturday during Nordic Fest at the Decorah Middle School Gymnasium.
The majority of funding for the quilts was provided through grants received from The Depot Outlet and from the Winneshiek County Community Foundation.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans "touched by war" with Quilts of Valor.
To nominate a veteran, contact Joni Johnson at P.O. Box 30, Decorah, IA, 52101 with the veteran's name and your name and phone number.
(Front row, left to right): Don Iliff, Alert Folkedahl, James Lage, Tom Webb, Rich Amundson, Rick Hadley and Linus
(Front row, left to right): Ron Akre, Orvin Melass, Roger Halvorson, Dwayne Karr, David Berg, Charles Berg, Dave Hageman and Brian Hageman. (Back row, left to right): Mark J. Balik, Charile Vobr, Kirsten Olson, Lee Tangen, Justin Tanger, Brian Timp, Barry Timp and Dan Lundtvedt. (CLICK ON PHOTO FOR LARGER IMAGE)