Three Virginia Natural Gas employees who have served in the U.S. military were honored for their service on November 18 when they received a special presentation from Quilts of Valor.Following the presentation, VNG’s latest Employee Resource Group, VETNET-VA, also made a donation to the local chapter on behalf of the group and Virginia Natural Gas.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Wrapped in their very own Quilt of Valor, veterans across the nation have been receiving tangible gifts of love and appreciation from quilters since this nationwide grassroots program started in 2003. To date, more than 250,000 patriotic quilts—representing the prayers, healing thoughts, and gratefulness of their makers, have been presented to veterans who have fought for the nation in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm/Shield, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and other conflicts around the world.
Quilts are awarded at many different levels: they may go to military hospitals where chaplains award them to service members; they may be awarded to entire service units returning from deployments; they may be awarded at veterans’ homes, or they may be awarded individually.
For additional information about Quilts of Honor, visit https://www.qovf.org/.