AKRON, N.Y. (WKBW) — Eleven veterans in Akron were honored with Quilts of Valor on Tuesday.
The quilts aren't bought or sold, they are hand-made and given to the brave men and women who have served our nation.
Quilts of Valor is an organization made up almost entirely of volunteers, whose goal is to thank and honor veterans all over the world.
Since 2003, the organization awarded 260,805 quilts.
"One of the first Vietnam veterans that received a Quilt of Valor, said that his quilt will not only protect him from the cool of night, but also from his demons," said Barbara Frost, the New York State District Coordinator. "And we've been told that many times, that this is a thank you from the country, from the people that they so proudly served in and defended our rights for."
The organization's 12,000 volunteers are always looking for donations of materials to help make these quilts.
"We donate everything, not only our time but fabric, quilt blocks...I accept anything from a little strip of fabric to a quilt block, to a quilt top," said Frost.
All so they can make these beautiful patterns and to thank those those who served.
If you'd like to nominate someone to receive a Quilt of Valor, click here.