Quilts of Valor and VFW flag retirement ceremonies

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  • U.S. veterans who received Quilts of Valor from Joint Operations Mariposa last Saturday evening at the Horse Plains VFW Post 3596 are, front row from left, Charles Forman, Gary Jenson, Ron Chisenhall and Bob Kunch; and back row, James Gillibrand, Ronald Kilbury and Jimmie Allison. Otto Otnes and Daren King, who were unable to attend, also received quilts. Ed Foste and Dave Williams of Joint Operations Mariposa presented the quilts preceding the flag retirement ceremony outside the VFW. (Joe Sova photos/Clark Fork Valley Press).

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    Ladies who are members of the Horse Plains VFW Post 3596 Auxiliary prepared an excellent meal last Saturday afternoon before the Quilts of Valor presentations at the VFW. Pictured, clockwise from left, Nora Verpoorten, Jan Eilschlager, Karen Royse, Sue Bartholomew and Deborah Davis. Volunteer members not pictured are Becky Powley and Linda Barnes.

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    A flag retirement ceremony was held outside the Plains VFW Post 3596 on Saturday evening, with the traditional burning of the folded flags. Pictured are Southside Sparks 4-H Trapshooting participants who helped retire the flags, from left, Chloe French, Cody Hansen, Jim Hanson, Austin Hansen and Lydia French. In the back row are VFW Post veterans Jim Gillibrand, Ronald Kilbury and Ron Chisenhall. (Lisa Larson/Clark Fork Valley Press)

  • U.S. veterans who received Quilts of Valor from Joint Operations Mariposa last Saturday evening at the Horse Plains VFW Post 3596 are, front row from left, Charles Forman, Gary Jenson, Ron Chisenhall and Bob Kunch; and back row, James Gillibrand, Ronald Kilbury and Jimmie Allison. Otto Otnes and Daren King, who were unable to attend, also received quilts. Ed Foste and Dave Williams of Joint Operations Mariposa presented the quilts preceding the flag retirement ceremony outside the VFW. (Joe Sova photos/Clark Fork Valley Press).

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    Ladies who are members of the Horse Plains VFW Post 3596 Auxiliary prepared an excellent meal last Saturday afternoon before the Quilts of Valor presentations at the VFW. Pictured, clockwise from left, Nora Verpoorten, Jan Eilschlager, Karen Royse, Sue Bartholomew and Deborah Davis. Volunteer members not pictured are Becky Powley and Linda Barnes.

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    A flag retirement ceremony was held outside the Plains VFW Post 3596 on Saturday evening, with the traditional burning of the folded flags. Pictured are Southside Sparks 4-H Trapshooting participants who helped retire the flags, from left, Chloe French, Cody Hansen, Jim Hanson, Austin Hansen and Lydia French. In the back row are VFW Post veterans Jim Gillibrand, Ronald Kilbury and Ron Chisenhall. (Lisa Larson/Clark Fork Valley Press)

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