Quilters honor veterans with items stiched by the heart Grand Island, NEB. — In the midst of veteran’s day this weekend, one group honoring and thanking all of our service members in a unique way. “I got a very big one with a bald eagle on it,” said Teddy Campaga who served in the U.S. Navy. They call them quilts of valor. Campaga, a fourth generation sailor saying it’s a handmade gift that means more than anything. “It’s very uplifting to know that we are doing this for something and that we are making people proud and being thanked for,” Campaga said. After serving on active duty for five years, he said he is now working with the navy reserves in Omaha to continue his service. “I hold high the support that the community gives,” Campaga said. One Vietnam veteran said it really means a lot when people go out of their way to show their gratitude. “It shows people appreciate what you’ve done. I enlisted and most of the guys did. It’s a great honor to be recognized,” said Bill Paysen. These quilters donate not only their time, but also all of the fabric and materials.