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Dawsonville resident presented with “Quilt of Valor”
Local Vietnam War Veteran James O’Brien was recently given a Quilt of Valor courtesy of Homestead Hospice. Photo courtesy of Homestead Hospice.

Last week, Dawsonville resident and veteran James O’Brien was given a “Quilt of Valor” by Homestead Hospice. 

O’Brien served in the Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. According to a press release by Homestead Hospice, the quilt given to him was handmade by the Dahlonega Valor Quilters and presented to O’Brien during a ceremony with his family members at his Dawsonville home on July 2, 2021. 

“The quilt and pillowcase were donated by the Quilt of Valor Foundation and locally made by the Dahlonega Valor Quilters,” the release said. “Congratulations to Mr. O’Brien and we thank him deeply for his service!” 

During the ceremony, Quilt of Valor Foundation and Homestead Hospice representatives read about the Quilts of Valor program and presented the quilt to O’Brien.