Ron Webster, president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 511, was among the first recipients of a Quilt of Valor from Hen House Quilters at a June ceremony held at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives in Athens. Also receiving quilts were veterans Jerry Crabtree and Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks.
Cecelia Bradford moved to the area and founded Hen House Quilters four years ago, and pieces quilts from the 3 Hens & A Chick Quilt Shop, a Quilts of Valor Foundation affiliate. “A lot of our vets came home and never got recognized for their service,” she said. “Wrapping them in quilts is a way of wrapping them in our love.”