UNION, NJ - Jamie Jamison started making quilts to give away to veterans in 2010.  

“I got idea when I saw the family of a fallen soldier get handed a flag," said Jamison.  "I thought it would be nice to give something to returning veterans.”     

Jamison reached out to Union's Mayor Suzette Cavadas and VFW Post 2433.  The post helped select 90-year old Harry Spears a World War II veteran to receive Jamison's homemade quilt.   Spears served from 1941 to 1945.  His position was as a guard watching over POWs in New York.   Spears said, "every time my name came up to go overseas, I was skipped.  Finally, I was selected to go.  We were on the ship heading overseas when President Harry Truman dropped the bomb and the shipped turned around.”