Patriotic quilt raffled in Clovis on Memorial Day to support vets

The Fresno BeeMay 23, 2014 

After three years in the making, a patriotic-themed quilt is being raffled on Memorial Day in a Clovis fundraiser by the Joint Service Honors Command.

The group provides military honors for families of deceased veterans. The raffle is a fundraiser to support its efforts.

Made up of military retirees and volunteers, the nonprofit organization honors deceased veterans by providing flag folders, a salute by a rifle squad, an honor guard and a chaplain.

"We really try to provide the family with what the loved ones deserved," said Lt. Ken Bain of the Joint Service command.

The custom quilt, which features embroidered eagles and measures 60 inches by 75 inches, was designed and hand-sewn by Tamara Thompson and Susan Boyd.

The raffle will be drawn Memorial Day at the Clovis Veterans Memorial. Tickets are $5. For more information, contact (559) 322-5057 or Ken Bain at (559) 439 5553.

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