Thanks to a Naperville VFW Auxiliary project, Veterans FRANK HAYNES, LOU KUELTZO and JOHN SHAW recently were honored with Quilts of Valor for their military service to our country. The handmade quilts were lovingly created by members of the Quilts of Valor Foundation and presented during a ceremony at the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873. (Photo by Pablo Araya submitted by Peggy Beata)

Note also that John Shaw is one of the recipients of the “Bicentennial Honor 200” award which recognizes veterans of Illinois who not only served in the military, but continue to actively contribute to their communities. John and his wife, Barb, will be guests at the state’s official Bicentennial Celebration on Dec. 3 at Navy Pier.