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Jim Young was wrapped in gratitude and honor for the many lives he’s touched—including hundreds of veterans—when he received a Quilt of Valor during a presentation July 29 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Nebraska Innovation Studio. At the presentation, Young was flanked by sister-in-law, Pat Young, and wife, Victoria, and seated near the same lathes he’s spent countless hours standing over to train veterans on woodturning. They are lessons that double as therapy, helping the veterans heal. In his remarks, [Jerry] Reif [Innovation Studio assistant director] said that 227 veterans have benefited from the program, with an average of 30 taking part in any given month. Some began with the program in January 2018 and continue to participate.