BridgetonMO_inlineBRIDGETON, Mo.—Faith Baptist Church presented to a retired Marine a Quilt of Valor. Damian Rodriguez is a retired United States Marine who had served eight years in the military.

Pastor Dan Gonnerman officiated the ceremony on July 6, presenting to Rodriguez a “Stars of Liberty” quilt that had been pieced together by Diane, a member of Faith Baptist, and quilted by Karen from Michigan.

The back of the quilt states the following: “We present this quilt to you in appreciation of your service (active and inactive) in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 to 2009. We are especially appreciative of your service in Iraq and Afghanistan. We honor you for your service and your love of country.”