Family of veterans presented with Quilts of Valor

Pictured from left are brothers Air Force Lt. Col. Ken Royer and Army Airman 2nd Class Carl Royer; Ken’s son, Air Force Maj. Dennis Royer; and Carl’s son, Staff Sgt. Shane Royer, wearing their Quilts of Valor. AMBER MORRIS/ FOR THE EXPRESS

SPRING MILLS  — Representatives from the Happy Valley chapter of the Quilts of Valor presented four members  of one local family with patriotic themed quilts last week at the Salem UCC Church in Penns Valley.

According to the QOV website, “the mission of the organization is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.”

Each quilt is hand-stitched by volunteers and presented to United States military members and veterans who have went to war.

The Quilts of Valor Foundation started in 2003 and since then has awarded more than 150,000 quilts nationwide. For more information on nominating someone for an award through QOV, visit their website at