There is a special event to honor veterans during a Hometown Heroes event at Cabela’s in La Vista Saturday. The flag raising ceremony and National Anthem starts the event at 8:40 a.m. Sarah Baker is with the Quilts of Valor Omaha Chapter and says they will present heirloom quilts to ten veterans.
Baker says, “We are presenting ten of our American Hometown vets with those quilts. The quilt is free to the veteran. It is a service that this organization decided was a really worthy thing to do. In the time from when Quilts of Valor started in 2003, they have given almost 160,000 quilts.” The Omaha organization was founded two years ago and has presented 75 quilts to veterans.
The event honors all military veterans with a special presentation of honors to Vietnam veterans. Firefighters, police and EMS will also be honored. Law enforcement will have equipment on display as well as historic WWII military memorabilia items. Horses dressed in historic Calvary garb will also be on display. There is no charge to attend.