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Quilt of Valor Presented to Veteran

Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:15 am

Pictured (from left): Emma Burns, Mia Turkos, Brittany Redmon, Regent Pam Beightol, Ned Goehring, Marissa Spitz, June Perry and Katie Pendergast. Photo by Alyssa Creagle

The Ocklawaha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution were honored to present a Quilt of Valor to Vietnam Veteran, Edward “Ned” Goehring Jr. at their November meeting.
Mr. Goehring served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. “I feel so honored to receive this beautiful quilt,” said Mr. Goehring. “There were many mixed emotions when I returned to the states from Vietnam.”
There was no hero’s welcome given to soldiers returning from the Vietnam War, unlike the status given to soldiers returning from World War II. The Quilts of Valor Foundation’s mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comfort, healing and appreciation.
“It is wonderful to receive this honor in recognition of my service to my Country,” said Mr. Goehring. For more information on the Quilts of Valor Foundation, go to www.qovf.org.
The next meeting of the Ocklawaha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 9th at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Dora. Prospective members are always welcome to attend. Join us for our holiday celebration, ‘ugly apron’ contest and luncheon. Guest speaker will be Congressman Ronald DeSantis. For more information, please contact June Perry at spooker15@aol.com.