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July 18, 2019

Quilts of Valor Ceremony Celebrates 18 Veterans

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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:00 am

As the sun rose over the Tri-Valley on a perfect, 85-degree summer day, hundreds of people gathered at Stoneridge Creek senior living to honor resident veterans.

“Our Declaration of Independence ends with the phrase, ‘we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor,’” said organizer Kate Kelly. “From the very beginning, we’ve been dependent on one another for our well-being. The various things that bind us together — sharing risk, mutually-held beliefs, common needs, love — create a link between us. We share mutual responsibility for each other’s welfare.”

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