Local WWII veteran honored with Quilt of Valor

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SILVIS, Illinois — A 101-year-old World War II veteran was honored with a special quilt on Thursday, March 9.

Melvin Anderson served in the Army. The Quilts of Valor visited him at New Perspective Senior Living in Silvis. With his daughter by his side, Melvin laughed that his gift was "better than having kids."

Anderson's daughter says he's sharp and loves to be around people.

"It was very special for him and for the years of service that he gave to the country, he has always given credit to God for all that he has had," said Bonnie Bounds, Anderson's daughter.

Quilts of Valor is made up of all volunteers, and they give away 200 quilts locally each year.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.