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Quilt of Valor Presentation

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 1:12 am

Pictured (from left to right): Benjamin Mack-Jackson, Priscilla Getchell, Sharleen Platt, Regent Pam Beightol and Terry Wowk. (photo by June Perry)

The Ocklawaha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, had the honor of presenting a Quilt of Valor to retired Chief Petty Officer, Priscilla “Pat” Getchell of Umatilla. The quilt is the hand made creation of Terry Wowk, a member of the chapter.
Last fall, Sharleen Platt approached Mrs. Wowk, who is the chair for the American Heritage committee and Quilts of Valor. Mrs. Platt told Mrs. Wowk about Mrs. Getchell’s service in the Navy during WWII. Quilt requests for World War II Veterans are given priority.
Terry Wowk said, “I was really looking forward to presenting the quilt to her, especially since she is a woman who served as a WAVE in the Navy. It was also my first quilt presentation and since I made the quilt, it was even more special.”
The Ocklawaha chapter members had the opportunity to review a selection of quilts made by Mrs. Wowk and voted on the one they wanted to present to Mrs. Getchell. The “veteran’s star quilt” was the overwhelming favorite.
For information on Quilts of Valor, or to find out how to nominate a Veteran go to: https://www.qovf.org. For information on the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact June Perry at spooker15@aol.com.