Quilt of Valor

Appears in the August 2021 issue.

The Rotary Club of Naperville recently presented Jack Mouse with a Quilt of Valor at a Salutes Veterans Program ceremony, commemorating his past military service as well as his current work with the autistic and special needs communities.

Mouse served from 1969 to 1973 as a drummer in the Falconaires, the U.S. Air Force Academy jazz band at Fort Collins, Colorado. Here at home, Mouse has worked closely with the Rotary Club for years. “I was humbled and very honored to receive the quilt. My father was a die-hard Rotarian. I thought of how proud he would have been.”

Mouse and his wife, Janice Borla (shown), a jazz vocalist, host music workshops at Little Friends and work with special-needs students when they are on tour.—JD

Photo by Greg Jones