Mraz presented with "quilt of valor"

Sitting with the quilt are Kris and Denny Mraz. Standing behind them are Marlys Nail and Sally Woodley. In the back from left to right are Marilyn Johnson, Joyce Wearmouth, Sue Mechem, Karen Lund, Jodi Kraft, and Cindy Riley. Photo by Kacey Ginn

Dennis Mraz, commander of the VFW Post 2612 for the past 15 years, served in Vietnam from 1971-72 as a Chinook helicopter mechanic. He is known and appreciated as an active member of the community as well as for his VFW leadership. To honor his service, the Log Cabin Quilt Guild of Goldfield, a group of eight women, decided to present him with a special red, white and blue quilt.

“We like to do something for the community, and we chose this quilt of valor,” said Sue Mechem, quilt guild member.

Though the quilt wasn’t registered with the Quilt of Valor organization, the quilt guild stitched it with the same idea in mind—to recognize and provide warmth for someone who served.

“There’s a lot of service men and women who certainly deserve recognition,” Mechem said. “We thought of Denny when we made this quilt.”


For the full story, see the September 14 edition of the Monitor.