Quilts of Valor on July 8th, 2018

The ceremony will be “Live Broadcast” via YouTube. Streaming of this “World-Wide” broadcast will begin at 2:50 PM East Coast Time. At this time, we will have ten minutes to establish a connection and sound check prior to the program starting at 3:00 PM East Coast Time. The entire ceremony is scheduled to last 1½ - 2 hours. 

This would be an excellent opportunity for your friends and family who do not live in the area to observe your veterans receiving a Quilt of Valor. They just need to log onto YouTube at the proper time to watch the broadcast. The broadcast will be under QOV 2018 ROCK HILL. This will be the second time to have a QOV Awards Ceremony broadcast live. 

Here is how to access the YouTube live broadcast:
1. Log onto YouTube (Google Chrome or Foxfire is the best server to view a live broadcast) 2. Enter in search line QOV 2018 ROCK HILL press enter 3. Locate and select the small button that says FILTER 4. Under the FEATURES section select LIVE 5. Scroll and select QOV 2018 ROCK HILL 6. ENJOY… 7. The interaction/comments option will be shut-off so there should be no interruptions in the broadcast.

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All materials, thread, patterns, shipping and other expenses incurred are paid for by the individuals who hand make each loving and unique quilt.
A Quilt of Valor is considered to be the highest honor a civilian can award to a veteran in thanks for their service, sacrifices and a welcome home.

QOVF is a 501(C)(3) not for profit foundation

IF YOU WILL BE WATCHING via YOU TUBE,
QOV 2018 ROCK HILL,
HERE IS THE PROGRAM FOR YOU TO FOLLOW

Our Honored Veterans

United States Army
Roy Christopher - WWII
Harry Gordon Rose, Jr. - Korea
Sharon Smith Rogers - Korea
Jimmy Wayne Sullivan - Vietnam
John Weathers – Vietnam
James Bratton - Vietnam

United States Marines
William H. Morris - Vietnam
Jackson Delane Adams - Vietnam
Robert Peele - Panama

United States Navy
David Thielbar – Vietnam
Ruskin Belk – Desert Storm

United States Air Force
Boyce Langley - Vietnam
Milton Anderson – Vietnam
Stephen Fox – Vietnam
Peggy Fox - Vietnam

GREETERS
Brenda McDowell & Linda Dellinger
Quilters and twin daughters of a WWII POW Veteran
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ENTRANCE OF VETERANS
OUR HONORED HEROS
Announced by Lawrence “Butch” Sheets US Army 1971-1974 Escorted by Rolling Thunder Chapter One South Carolina
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OPENING PRAYER
Margaret Fralix - Quilter and widow of a Retired Air Force Veteran
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PRESENTATION of the COLORS
Rock Hill American Legion Post #34 Color Guard
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PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE to the FLAG
Alice Crocker - Quilter and twice a U.S. Navy Widow Michael “Hambone” Douglas – Vietnam Purple Heart Veteran
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NATIONAL ANTHEM
Annette Marlow - “Patriotic Ladies of Rock Hill”
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WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
NATIONAL-STATE-LOCAL OFFICIALS
Harvey Mayhill – USAF 1961-1965
Quilts of Valor South Carolina Area Representative
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“PATRIOTIC LADIES OF ROCK HILL”
Kristine Nelson – Tina Reyes – Annette Marlow – Pam Graham In their authentic 1940 & 50’s USO uniforms, they provide a Patriotic Tribute to our veterans
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SPEAKER
Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr.
Head of the Military Department of the State of South Carolina.
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INTRODUCTION OF “Old Glory Quilters”
Lin Mayhill – Founder
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QUILTS OF VALOR STATE COORDINATOR
Anne Mixon
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QUILTS OF VALOR STORY
Janice Miller – Quilter and Patriot
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DEDICATION
To those who never returned and the Twenty-two veteran suicides daily Arlene Vinson - Quilter and wife of a Retired Navy Veteran
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BLESSING OF QUILTS
Cooney Wishert - Lay Pastor
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READING of QUILT OF VALOR CERTIFICATE
Sharon Ford – Quilter and wife of a Retired Marine Veteran
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QUILTS OF VALOR AWARD PRESENTATIONS
- Old Glory Quilters -
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WELCOME HOME
Joanie Bolton – Quilter, wife of a Navy Veteran and a member of Rolling Thunder
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MUSIC “GOD BLESS AMERICA”
“Patriotic Ladies of Rock Hill”
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ORDER OF THE PALMETTO AWARD
by South Carolina Legislatures representing SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR HENRY McMASTER The Order of the Palmetto is the highest civilian honor awarded by the Governor of South Carolina.
It is awarded to persons who make contributions of statewide significance.
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CLOSING COMMENTS
Al Boyd - United States Army – Retired
Commander of Disabled American Veterans of Chester South Carolina

Quilts of Valor Foundation®

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®.

What defines “touched by war”?
The veteran who processed the paperwork on those Wounded or killed in action, has been touched by war.

The officer who knocks on the door of a family, bearing bad news, has been touched by war.

The veteran who never had to go into battle, but saw friends come home for burial, has been touched by war.

Every Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman, male or female, has been touched by war in different ways. 

We are not to judge how war has affected them.
We are only to Thank them in a “Very Special” way, by wrapping them in loving warmth with a Quilt of Valor®.

Since the founding of the Quilts of Valor Foundation® in November 2003, over 188,000 Quilts have been awarded.

The Quilts of Valor Foundation® has over 8,000 members and volunteers who make these quilts without any financial compensation. 
They operate on donations and their own funds.

All materials, thread, patterns, shipping and other expenses incurred are paid for by the individuals who hand make each loving and unique quilt. 

Thank You to Frank Roach American Legion Post 34 and everybody who made this awards ceremony successful.

Thank You to Rolling Thunder Chapter One South Carolina for being a “Personal Assistant” to our Honored Veterans. 

The major function of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is to publicize the POW-MIA issue: 
To educate the public that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect the future Veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners Of War-Missing In Action.