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Russ Menke receives Quilt of Valor


Russell Menke is covered with his 'Quilt of Valor' and surrounded by those who helped make the Quilt presentation possible following Memorial Day ceremonies Monday. Kay Theer (standing, second from left) originated, organized and promoted the Quilt of Valor cooperation between the younger members of the community and the Veterans. Pictured (from left) are Presley Adams, Kay Theer, Maddy Laughlin, Jessica Himmelberg, Avery Ostdiek and Adriyanna Mazour. Missing from the picture was Kara Peters.

Lawrence 4-H members of the 'Dry Creek' and 'Farm Friends' 4-H Clubs used the occasion of the 2021 Memorial Day observance to recognize one of the military veterans living in Lawrence.

Following the Kent-Kailey American Legion Post 45 ceremonies at the five area cemeteries, the presentation of the Quilt of Valor was made preceding a noon lunch at the Lawrence American Legion Hall.

The story behind the public presentation has an interesting aspect as well as the history of the Quilts of Valor.

The background on the Quilts of Valor states: "The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is...

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