Noah Coleman Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution presents Quilts of Valor to local veterans

    The Noah Coleman Chapter Daughters of the Revolution presented Quilts of Valor at their regular meeting on February 17, 2018. Missouri State Society DAR has challenged chapters to make and award Quilts of Valor for the State Regent’s Project. The mission of Quilts of Valor is “to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor” Each quilt is carefully pieced and quilted by volunteers who love their country and wish to honor our military.

    One quilt was presented to Master Gunnery Sergeant Harold Rakop, Retired US Marine Corps. Rakop served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He is a devoted family man, and is very active in his community. He has received Certificates of Appreciation from the Missouri House and Senate for this involvement.
    The second quilt was awarded to Sergeant First Class Jean Craft, Retired US Army National Guard. Craft is a member of the Noah Coleman Chapter, DAR, currently holding the office of recording secretary. She also remains very active in the Rolla National Guard Family Readiness Group. She is passionately patriotic! She was deployed twice with the 1107TH Aviation Group to Kuwait.    
    The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit Missouri Daughters have been serving their communities since 1894. If you are interested in joining, please contact Linda Mondy at 573-674-3798 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Quilts of  Valor were presented to Harold Rakop (above) and Jean Craft from the Noah Coleman Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.