Veterans Memorial Hall to host Veterans Day Program

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. - Please join us on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Veterans Memorial Hall for our annual Veterans' Day Celebration and luncheon. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and we will begin our celebration at 11 a.m. with a Proclamation by Winnebago County Board Chairman Joseph Chiarelli.

Boone County Quilt of Valor coordinator Shelley Johnson along with Winnebago County Quilt of Valor coordinator Jacquie Becker will present eleven Veterans with quilts. Sunshine Stitches will display a special selection of quilts for the event. Sunshine Stitches is a small shop offering fabrics, quilting and sewing supplies, crafts, classes and longarm quilting services.

A Quilt of Valor® (QOV) is a quality, handmade quilt that is machine or hand quilted. It is awarded to a Service Member or Veteran who has been touched by war. The Quilt says unequivocally, "Thank you for your service and sacrifice in serving our nation." To use the term Quilt of Valor, Quilts of Valor or QOV, the quilt must be a specific size, must have a label with required information, it must be awarded (it is not a gift) and it must be recorded.