By Paul Schmitt
Jane Babcock was presented with the Quilt of Valor this week for her service, sacrifice and, valor with the U.S. Army. Babcock, the Kewaunee County Veterans Service Officer, received the quilt as part of a program that was locally introduced by the Kewaunee Artisan Center in 2013. Babcock says it was extra special to have been nominated by someone she has served as a Veterans Service Officer.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a national effort since 2003 that offers quilts as tokens of appreciation to military service members and veterans. More than 100 quilts have been given to veterans in Kewaunee County in the past five years.