WITT — Members of the Sew and Show Stitchers Quilt Guild had another very special Quilt of Valor presentation to United States Army veteran Greta Akers of Witt.
Surrounded by her family and fellow service members, Akers received her patriotic quilt on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Mac’s Diner in Witt.
Sergeant First Class Greta Akers served the United States Army from Sept. 9, 1991 through Sept. 28, 2012, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She earned a Bronze Star for her service.
Quilts of Valor are presented to service members and veterans bringing a three-part message from the heart of the stitchers: honor, freedom, and comfort.
The Quilts of Valor program was founded by Catherine Roberts in 2003, and more than 250,000 have been presented since that time. Roberts describes the presentation of a Quilt of Valor as the civilian version of the Purple Heart.
Helping to present the patriotic quilt to Akers, along with the Sew and Show Stitchers Quilt Guild, were her fellow service members, including CSM Ron Gill, MSG (retired) Michelle Rutherford, and SFC John Bartello.
Many members of Akers’ family were also on hand for the ceremony.
Quilts of Valor is an ongoing mission of the Sew and Show Stitchers Quilt Guild. They have previously presented quilts to Kenny Williams, Robert Fuehne, Chris Gutierrez, and Nick Bourdoumis, all of Hillsboro.