Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson honors veterans with Quilts of Valor

Publish Date: 
Nov 6, 2013

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson will give a warm welcome to nine area veterans with a Quilts of Valor presentation at 1 p.m. Nov. 8.

Each of the veterans will receive a Quilt of Valor, making it the largest group presentation the Myrtle Beach chapter has hosted to date.

The event also serves as a kickoff for Military Appreciation Month, which will be celebrated throughout November at Harley-Davidson dealerships across the nation. Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson will also host a Marine  birthday celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 with cake and T-shirt giveaways while supplies last.

A large banner is also on display in the store for the public to sign and show their support all month. Participants will receive a commemorative sticker and the banner will be donated to a local veterans group.

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

“We are extremely excited for this opportunity to create a special presentation for this group of veterans,” said Quilts of Valor volunteer Joan Wobbleton. “Demand for our quilts has risen since receiving national attention on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, and this event helps us not only fulfill our mission but to also spread the word of our services on a local level.”

Posted by Holly Wagner