September 24, 2023

Monroe Honor Guild recognizes 19 veterans

The Monroe Honor Guild presented 19 Quilts of Valor to veterans on July 4 at the Monroe Town Square Park. Also, present that day were the American Legion Honor Guard, the American Legion Riders, Sons of the American Legion, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

The Monroe Honor Guild was formed in January 2020. As of August 2022, the guild has awarded 77 quilts to servicemen from the Monroe and Reasnor area. If you are a veteran whether active or retired and are from the Monroe and Reasnor area, contact Ada Beth Hume at 641-259-2555.

The Monroe Honor Guild is made up of approximately 20 women who meet monthly to work on quilts for veterans. The Quilt of Valor Foundation was established in 2003 and has awarded more than 318,000 quilts nationwide. The quilts have a three-part message: Honoring veterans for their willingness to lay down their lives for their country and for their service and sacrifice. They hope the quilt provides healing, peace and comfort.