Did you know that South Carolina presents more Quilts of Valor than any other state?
In 2015, the Palmetto State thanked 1,997 Veterans for their service with a Quilt of Valor. These are only the ones we know about.
The next highest number of presentations, 693, goes to California.
I’m not much for numbers and statistics; it’s like, start talking numbers, statistics, and I’m snoring in place.
Courtesy of Google, I am going to mention a few numbers, so I can brag on the Palmetto State for a good thing we are accomplishing.
South Carolina covers 30,109 square miles and has a population of 4,896,146. Compared to California which covers 155,959 square miles and has a population of 39,144,818. We can dispute West Coast vs. South East but that’s not my point here.
South Carolina will soon be the first state to have their own brick and mortar Quilt of Valor facility. Calhoun County has donated the ‘old’ library. Circa 1877, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The grand opening of the new facility is December 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM. We need to fill the building with sewing machines, rotary cutters, cutting mats, sewing related notions. If you have something to donate, let me know and I’ll provide an address to send it to. For local folks, you are welcome to leave your donations with me and I will get them to our State Coordinator.
Thanks for reading.