Veterans with their Quilts of Valor

Fifteen Louisa County veterans received homemade quilts as part of the Quilts of Valor nationwide effort to honor local servicemen and women. The quilts, created by members of Common Threads of Louisa, were donated to the veterans Nov. 16 at the Louisa Arts Center.

Fifteen Louisa County veterans were honored for service to their country at an event hosted by the Louisa Arts Center on Nov. 16. The veterans each received the gift of a handmade quilt, sewn by members of Common Threads of Louisa.

Veterans displaying their Quilts of Valor

The quilts are given as a symbol of comfort, said Marie Farrell, who presented the quilts to the honorees.

Harvey Perkins

Two of the veterans awarded quilts are brothers Wilson (right) and Harvey Perkins (above), who reside in Louisa. Wilson, age 91, joined the United States Marines in 1952 and served in the reserves. Harvey Perkins, age 85, followed in his brother’s footsteps, joining the Marines in 1955 and also serving in the reserves.

Edwin Wilson Perkins

At one time Wilson Perkins delivered papers for the Central Virginian and his wife, Patricia, served as office manager.

Charlie Alvarez presented Farrell with an award for the members of Threads of Louis

At the end of the ceremony, Charlie Alvarez, commander of the American Legion Post 116 in Louisa, presented Farrell with an award for the members of Threads of Louisa, in appreciation of their work making and awarding Quilts of Valor.

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