Dalton recognized for military service
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Melvin Dalton receives a "Quilt of Valor." Courtesy photo
Melvin Dalton receives a "Quilt of Valor." Courtesy photo
Longtime Moab Resident Melvin S. Dalton holds the “Quilt of Valor” he recently received in recognition for his military service in World War II. Dalton was presented with the quilt and a cake on Sunday, April 24 by local residents Ron and Judy Pierce. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is “to cover service members and veterans touched by war with healing and comforting Quilts of Valor.” A Quilt of Valor is a lifetime award intended to honor, comfort and heal. “It is a quilt which validates our gratitude for the service and sacrifice of the recipients,” according to information from the foundation. “They are proudly hand crafted in kitchens, living rooms, sewing rooms and meeting places across this great country, by men and women, boys and girls. Each Quilt of Valor is made with faith, love and patriotism. Each quilt is presented with a hug.”

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