The Quilts of Valor Foundation awarded 17 veterans quilts in appreciation for their service Wednesday.
The Quilts of Valor are single lifetime awards made by volunteers and presented to nominated veterans as a way to help them heal.
One veteran who was awarded a quilt said the honor made his service to our country feel valued.
"This is something I can hold onto for the rest of my life," Eluster L. Feazell said. "I'm going to put this on the end of my bed that while I know where it came from."
To date, volunteers have made and awarded almost 220,000 quilts to veterans.