Quilts of Valor presented by guild to Kingman veterans

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<BR>Ken King, who served 25 years in the U.S. Air Force, hugs a Kingman Quilter’s Guild member Saturday as he receives his quilt.

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<BR>Ken King, who served 25 years in the U.S. Air Force, hugs a Kingman Quilter’s Guild member Saturday as he receives his quilt.

KINGMAN - The Kingman Quilter's Guild held its annual Quilts of Valor Saturday at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.

Guild members voluntarily create quilts to give to veterans who have been wounded or who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. As it was noted Saturday, these "patriotic quilts have been made with love and thanks from the hearts and pockets of each creator of the Kingman Quilters Guild. We realize our freedom is not free and this is our way of thanking these veterans who gave so much for all our freedoms."

The U.S. Marine Corp League Color Guard Detachment 887 presented the colors. Chaplain Tom Hanlon offered a prayer, Pat and Andy Campagnuolo provided vocal solos, Diane Schreiber provided piano accompaniment, and Loren Larson, captain of the Patriot Guard Riders, spoke. Margie Huber was the spokeswoman for the event.