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Quilts of Valor for veterans

From Maine Q of V

GORHAM – The Maine chapter of Quilts of Valor presented quilts to several local veterans during the last week of January.

Don A. Sinclair, 102, of South Portland, served in the Army during World War II. His granddaughter, Maegan S.Healy, who served in the Air Force, flew in from Louisiana to wrap him in his Quilt of Valor. Her father surprised her by wrapping her in her own Quilt of Valor.

Don A. Sinclair of South Portland was presented with a Quilt of Valor by his granddaughter, Maegan S. Healey from Louisiana, who received a quilt of her own. Sinclair served in the Army during World War II, and Healey served in the Air Force. (Photo courtesy of Maine Quilts of Valor)

Donna Brookings, Maine State Coordinator for Quilts of Valor, was on hand for this ceremony, along with Joy Lewis Asuncion of Honor Flight Maine.

Sinclair was presented with his quilt at his home, accompanied by several family members and close friends.

Asuncion awarded a quilt to Leona Bright Chasse, a WWII veteran with the Navy WAVES, in a private ceremony in her home in Cornish.

World War II veteran Leona Bright Chasse, who served in the WAVES with the Navy in World War II, with a Quilt of Valor presented to her at the end of January by the Maine Quilts of Valor organization. (Photo courtesy of Maine Quilts of Valor)

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