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From left to right, Richard Nelson, Lou Kennan, and Rich Nowakowski.

On Nov. 1, the Quilts of Valor Foundation’s South Jersey Chapter 11255 awarded quilts to war veterans Richard Nelson (Korea), Lou Kennan (Vietnam), and Rich Nowakowski (Vietnam) at a ceremony at VFW Post 386 in Cape May.

The Quilts of Valor are awarded as tangible reminders of appreciation and gratitude to service members. Lou Kennan, who was a Navy Corpsman with the U.S. Marines, represents the 200,000th Quilt of Valor awarded by the organization. Quilts are pieced together by volunteers in every state of the Union.

For additional information, go to QOVF.org.

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