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Quilts of Valor

Date
January 11, 2019


     Navy veteran, Stanley Lesniewski, graciously accepted a handmade American patchwork quilt that was awarded to him by a member of the non-profit foundation, Quilts of Valor on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Westview Health Care Center. Surrounded by family and friends during the short ceremony, Mr. Lesniewski was touched by the hand-stitched award; an extension of love, support and gratitude from the volunteer organization.

     Jan Roberta, group leader for the Connecticut chapter of Quilts of Valor, presented the award to Mr. Lesniewski for his military service to our country including his deployment and efforts during the Vietnam War. As part of the ceremony, Roberta wrapped Mr. Lesniewski with the quilt to symbolize the organization’s mission which is to “cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.”

     Carole Peters, a longtime friend of the Lesniewski’s, attended the ceremony and delivered a touching and poignant message prepared by Mr. Lesniewski’s wife, Barbara. The message summarized the patriotic and dutiful nature of her husband; a man who has indeed been “touched by war” but continues to demonstrate the steadfast and valiant resolve of a warrior. “I am so thankful for him to be a recipient of the Quilt of Valor,” Barbara concluded.

     “We’re honored to have been able to share this moment with Mr. Lesniewski and his friends and family,” remarked Louise Taylor, Westview’s Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteers. “On behalf of Westview, I’d like to thank Jan and her team of quilters for creating this beautiful quilt as well as the entire Quilts of Valor organization for their selfless recognition of our country’s service men and women.”



Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed sub-acute short-term rehabilitation unit and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapies including: Sports Medicine, Adolescent/Pediatric, Adult and Aquatic Outpatient Centers, all dedicated to providing outstanding quality health care services. The facility is located in Dayville, Connecticut and is ranked among the top nursing facilities in the nation according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service; and U.S. News and World Report for the past 10 years.



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