The Magic City Discovery Center held a ceremony Tuesday afternoon where Peace and Honor Quilts of Valor members presented a Quilt of Valor, locally crafted by area kids at the discovery center to veteran, Rex Sisco.
Sisco is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant that served from December 5, 1966 - September 30, 1991. Sisco trained as a reciprocating aircraft mechanic then retrained to ICBM Minuteman Missiles maintenance. He served during the Vietnam era and Gulf War and currently lives in Minot.
The mission of The Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. A Quilt of Valor is a quality, handmade quilt that is machine or hand quilted. It is awarded to a service member or veteran who has been touched by war. The quilt says, thank you for your service and sacrifice in serving our nation. Veterans and service members must be nominated to be awarded a quilt and then the QOVF committee approves the nominations.
Lynn Heald, the Peace and Honor Quilts of Valor Minot Program Chair shared, “We are all here because we are patriots, because we want to share the talents that we have with the people who are guarding our freedoms. Sometimes our quilts are given directly to a military veteran or service member, but our volunteers look forward to thanking veterans in person at ceremonies like this one today. We tell our veterans and service members, we put the fabric together, you guys are the thread. Nobody sees what you do, but you hold us together.”