Friday, February 15, 2013
Quilts of Valor
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
We have a special bond with this organization...we have been touched by war and its side effects. We spent more than the first year of our marriage in the Marine Corps, were married after I returned from Vietnam, are the parents of an Iraqi Freedom, third generation Marine, I am the son of a WWII Marine. We both share in the pride, honor and joy of taking a few minutes of our days giving back; even if it is just this small token. We, the quilters nationwide that participate in this program, are reminded daily the sacrifices these men and women make to maintain the freedoms so highly valued, and are committed to seeing that service is not forgotten or overlooked...a mistake that hopefully will only happen once in our history.
Elaine is the local Tidewater Quilter's Guild Coordinator for QOV and I took up an interest, when as previously discussed in another post, discovered the power tool connected to the computer. So more often than not you will find a Quit of Valor close by when We Quilt. And if you see a tear followed closely behind by a smile...they are both real, regardless if it is the presenter or the recipient. And if you're anywhere close to me and I know I had a hand in making the quilt being presented...you'd better have some tissue handy...I'm going to need it.
In Studio 708...a favorite place when not golfing or riding the back roads of the eastern coast.
Elaine making a Quilts of Valor presentation as U.S. Representative Scott Rigell looks on.