Vietnam combat veteran presented Quilts of Valor

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Pictured (L to R): Gladys McKenzie, Post Auxiliary President; Edith Clay, auxiliary member and wife to Sam Clay; Sam Clay, VFW Post 9832 Past Post Commander and Vietnam veteran; and Ellie Mill, Quilts of Valor Foundation District Coordinator
Aaron Honeysucker, VFW Post 9832 Vietnam veteran (center), with Gladys McKenzie and Ellie Mill

On August 15, 2021, the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) presented Sam Clay, a Vietnam combat veteran, and Aaron Honeysucker, also a Vietnam combat veteran, each with a special machine or hand-sewn quilt from the QOVF. The mission of the QOVF is “to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.” According to the QOVF’s founder Catherine Roberts, “Quilts = Healing.” Clay and Honeysucker are both members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9832, in Jackson.
(Photos by Jeffory McKenzie, Senior Vice Commander)

Also on Sunday, August 15, 2021, the outgoing Post Commander Sam Clay was recognized and honored by the VFW Auxiliary and post members for his 12 years of service as VFW Post 9832 Commander. As the outgoing Post Commander, Clay, in his final year as Post Commander, earned the All-American Team Award and was presented a special All-American Team service cap by the new incoming Post Commander, Ira Turner. Clay was also presented a special 12 years of service plaque from the Post Auxiliary President and members.