The American Legion Family at Wilmington Veterans Post 49 has presented the first of the 13 “Hero Quilts” donated by the Clinton County Quilt Guild at this year’s Corn Festival.
Quilts were presented to two Clinton County veterans in honor of Veterans Day.
The first quilt was presented to Air Force veteran Larry Starr, a 43-year member of Post 49 and member of Voiture 992, who is currently at Cape May in a therapy and rehabilitation program before his anxiously awaited return home. Larry’s wife, Lynette, is a longtime member of Ladies Auxiliary Unit 49.
The second quilt was presented to Army veteran Bob Camp, another well-respected member of Post 49 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6710. Bob is presently under the watchful eye of his, wife, Mary at their home in Wilmington.
The Quilt Guild donated the handmade patriotic-themed quilts to the American Legion Family with the caveat they be given to Clinton County veterans. In accordance with their wishes, a committee chaired by Post 49 Chaplain Dennis Hasz receives requests and will distribute the quilts accordingly.
The Wilmington American Legion Family is comprised of members of Post 49, Auxiliary Unit 49, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 49, Legion Riders Chapter 49, and Clinton County Voiture 992 (40 & 8).
Recipients must be a Clinton County resident and a veteran, but need not be a member of a veterans fraternal organization. Requests should be sent to: Wilmington Veterans Post 49, 140 E. Locust St. Wilmington, OH 45177, Attn: Chaplain Dennis Hasz.