Surviving World War II Vets Honored At Fort Snelling With Quilts Of Valor

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — There are about 15,000 men in Minnesota with a rare distinction: They are surviving veterans of World War II.  On Sunday morning, 12 of them were honored in a way that brought several to tears.

The gifting ceremony took place during the Sunday service at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel. The local men range in age from their late 80s to 96.

It was a group of Minnesota seamstresses who surrounded them with warmth. No doubt they’ve been honored before, but on this day they were enveloped with praise, each presented with a Quilt of Valor.

“I wanted to start at the top, the oldest because they are slowly leaving us and I just wanted them to be honored and know they were appreciated for what they did,” Lenore Brown with Quilts of Valor said.

So she and quilters from all over the Twin Cities individualized…

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