Quilt of Valor awarded to World War II veteran

  • World War II veteran George Craig, center, with members of the Quilt of Valor sewing circle and the Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

    World War II veteran George Craig, center, with members of the Quilt of Valor sewing circle and the Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Courtesy of Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter, NSDAR

 
 
Updated 8/15/2022 1:54 PM

George Craig served in the U.S. Army, Tech 5, 132nd Signal Corp during World War II from 1945-47.

George and his family were invited to attend Libertyville's Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, annual awards dinner in May to receive his Quilt of Valor. Due to circumstances, George and his family were unable to attend.

 

A Quilt of Valor is a quality, handmade, one-of-a-kind quilt awarded to a service member or veteran. Local QOV guilds award the quilt during a ceremony. The quilt is wrapped around them as a "hug" from a grateful nation. They are thanked for their service, sacrifice and valor in serving our nation.

The ABC Chapter reached out to Sharon Wick from the local QOV Sewing Circle quilting guild in Lake Villa and their information was shared with the Craig family.

On July 16 in Lake Villa, members of the QOV Sewing Circle awarded George Craig his quilt of valor along with a certificate. George was surrounded by his proud family, friends, and members of the ABC Chapter.

George reminisced about his Lineman days while serving in the 132nd Signal Co.

The QOV Sewing Circle is one of more than 550 Quilt of Valor quilting guilds across the county. The QOV guilds have awarded more than 300,000 quilts.

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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. DAR members have committed to volunteer service, having served more than 12.5 million hours in communities throughout the world.

For more information about Ansel Brainerd Cook chapter, visit www.ildar.org/chapters/anselbrainerdcook or email ABC4DAR@gmail.com.

For more information about Quilt of Valor, visit www.qovf.org.

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