Forgotten Heroes Campaign

BY DANNY TOMLINSON

The American Legion Post 1 hosted a Forgotten Heroes Campaign Awards Ceremony on April 27.  More than 100 friends and family members filled the room for this wonderful event at which five veterans were honored with the presentation of a shadow box display of the military awards and service emblems.

U.S. Air Force Brigadier General David Warner (Ret.) emceed the event.  Jan Weber from the Quilts of Valor Foundation presented a Quilt of Valor to the veterans.  These brave men were recognized with a total of 105 medals and awards for their service while in uniform.  Each of the men receiving the awards spoke briefly of their time in the military and those defining moments that they can never forget.  It was truly a touching event, with lots of “sweating eyes” moments of the family and friends gathered at the Post.

The Forgotten Heroes Campaign is proud to prepare and present these awards to these honored veterans, together with the Quilts of Valor Foundation.  Thank you to all our brave men and women that have served our country!