The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.*
The Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) was founded in November 2003 by Catherine Roberts. She was the mother of a young soldier who served in Iraq. Upon his return she honored his service by presenting him with a beautiful quilt. Catherine describes a dream she had:
“The dream was as vivid as real life. I saw a young man sitting on the side of his bed in the middle of the night, hunched over. The permeating feeling was one of utter despair. I could see his war demons clustered around, dragging him down into an emotional gutter. Then, as if viewing a movie, I saw him in the next scene wrapped in a quilt. His whole demeanor changed from one of despair to one of hope and wellbeing. The quilt had made this dramatic change. The message of my dream was: Quilts=Healing.”**
Performance by Skylar Wilks
The mission statement for QOVF is to honor and comfort all veterans and service members with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Today there have been 184,887 quilts awarded to our nation’s heroes.
I AM BEYOND HONORED HAVING BEEN GIVEN THE PRIVILEGE OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR’S VIETNAM WAR VETERANS RECOGNITION DAY, MINOR THOUGH THE ROLE WAS, IN THE WONDERFULLY HEALING WORK THAT THE QUILTS OF VALOR FOUNDATION UNOBTRUSIVELY CARRIES OUT ON A DAILY BASIS.
*Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF), https://www.qovf.org/
** Catherine Roberts, founder of QOVF, https://www.qovf.org/about-qovf/qov-history/