By The Den's Jody Gates
Bob Buehl, a friendly, proud man and Navy veteran was enjoying Christmas Day with his wife Linda and their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren, when Jody Gates came to the door with a very special gift. He was awarded a Quilt of Valor that was tagged for him on November 11, 2016 at the Norwell Veterans Day Program that he was unable to attend. The quilt was stored for him to be awarded on a different, special and Holy day, this Christmas Day, surrounded by his family.
“Bob, you served in the name of God and country, in honor of family,
and fought for our freedoms and beliefs. As you have provided the blanket
of protection for all of us through your service, please accept this Quilt of
Valor as a token of our love, support and prayers. Each quilt was made
with loving hands across our Nation and was chosen especially for you.
May its warmth serve to remind you that your sacrifices on behalf of our
country are honored and greatly appreciated.
On behalf of the Quilts of Valor Foundation and a grateful nation, and
especially all those present today, we thank you for who you serve and your service. Welcome
Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1971 and was in Vietnam in 1968. His quilt was pieced, quilted and bound by Joyce Myers, a member of Inland Empire Quilters Guild from Corona, California.