Quilters at recent quilting day are (from left) Sarah Boelte, Margaret Link, Lois Harris, Ruby Hackney, Maggie Hood, Ellie Harris, Nikol Hood, Marilyn Humbert, Carol Crawley, Phyllis Jones, and Meri Drake (Not pictured is Mary Sigman). The women meet monthly to create the quilts for the veterans.

Friday is Veterans Day, a day to honor those who have served in one of the country’s military branches.

One local group found a special way to honor local veterans here in Virginia as well as those who live elsewhere who have served. This small group of local women decided to make quilts for people who sacrificed years of their lives in service to the country.

Ellie Jacobs and Lois Harris

Ellie Jacobs and Lois Harris are the two remaining members of the original group of women who started the Appreciation Quilt group back in 1987.