U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Miriam Haley of Silver Bow County for her tremendous impact on the state of Montana.
Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.
Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE.
The following is a statement submitted to the Congressional Record:
Mr. DAINES, Mr. President this week I have the distinct honor of recognizing Miriam Haley of Silver Bow County for her contribution to the Butte veteran community.
Mrs. Haley, a quilter for over two decades, recently chaired a patriotic quilt show during Butte’s Miners’ Union Day celebration. The goal of this show was to create quilts for veterans moving into the newly built Southwest Montana Regional Veterans Home. Mrs. Haley ensured these quilts were designed to serve the Butte veterans in their day-to-day needs, whether they be resting or sitting with visitors. Originally Mrs. Haley had hoped to collect 65 quilts for the veterans, but the show collected double that number. The 130 quilts spread out in proud display for the show acted as a tangible expression of Montana’s ability to go above and beyond for its veteran community.
I wish to congratulate Mrs. Haley on her quilt show’s success. Her actions reflect the deep devotion to patriotism ingrained in all Montanans.