Sunday, July 1, began with a presentation of quilts supported by HSV Quilts of Valor.

Meeting at the Ponce de Leon Ouachita room, Leanne Cunningham led the ceremonies introducing those veterans receiving quilts, including Wayne Leeper, Dave Sayles, John Emmons, Miles Stepal and Bill Cunningham.

Also on hand were several ladies who had stitched the quilts for honorees.  It was a fitting tribute and celebration for the Stars and Stripes Festival. If it weren’t for our veterans, there would be nothing to celebrate.