Five local veterans were honored with Quilts of Valor Feb. 13 at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Fridley in recognition of their military service. (Photo submitted)

Five local veterans were presented with Quilts of Valor Saturday, Feb. 13, at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Fridley.

The quilts were made by members of The Grateful Hearts Quilters, a local chapter of Quilts of Valor. Janet Knafla, a member of the Grateful Hearts Quilters, made the presentation. The group has presented 474 quilts to local service members and veterans since 2014.

The veterans who received a quilt include Richard Coleman, Neal Koenig, Philip Lacher, Roger Elliott and Timothy Schwartz.

To nominate a service member or veteran to receive a quilt, visit

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