Marshalltown Trailblazers 4-H Club presents quilt of valor

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Pictured from left to right in the back row are: Reece Jacobson, Tucker Schiebel, Ben Kielman, Annie Battles, Spencer Tweedy; middle row: Dar Battles, Grace Rasmussen, Molly Wiese, Danny Kielman, Saxon Hancock and Stephen Blom; front row: Jordyn Forbes, Emma Kielman, Emma Williams, Quinn Weidenaar, Mikayla Tolle, Bergen McDaniel, Arion Hancock and Linda Tasler.

On Jan. 6, The Marshalltown Trailblazers 4-H Club presented a Quilt of Valor, made by the club, to Linda Tasler of the VFW Auxiliary. The club initially intended to give the quilt to her husband, Robert E. Tasler; unfortunately, he passed away before the group was able to get it finished.

Robert Tasler retired from military in 1983, where he served as Naval Flight Officer after bravely serving his country for more than 25 years. His service time included two tours in Vietnam.

Linda Tasler was kind enough to talk to the Trailblazers about her husband’s accomplishments, along with her son and grandson’s service to country as well.

Currently serving as the president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, she talked briefly of her own tasks and responsibilities.

Jordyn Forbes, co-historian for the Trailblazers said, “At the end of the meeting, we presented her with the surprise Quilt of Valor, in honor of her husband and his valiant acts of bravery, in service to his beloved country. It was a great honor to have her speak with us.”

Presenting the Quilt of Valor was one of many projects focusing on citizenship for Trailblazers this year, who wish to show God’s love to others through planned service projects and random acts of kindness.