Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Quilts of Valor 2014 - April!!

How!! How I ask you did it get to be April already?

I feel like I am still working on deciding what my News Years Resolutions should be!

We were invited to attend a special Ceremony of a Very Brave Warrior. I was really impressed, and was very glad that I had been invited to witness it. It was a Purple Heart Ceremony for one of the guys in our Battalion.

We had been trying to meet up to present him with his QOV - and each time we just passed each other. At the end of his ceremony he asked if this would be a good time, as his wife and father( a Veteran as well) would be there. I felt quite honored to be a part of his day.

 Dawna and I got to show him the quilt and tell him why we were presenting this to him. We gave him hugs from all of you too!

 And of course - you just HAVE to wrap it around them. That is my favorite part - to see them shiver with the comfort of it!  ( see his purple heart - left chest)
The smile.   That smile is worth every effort we put into these quilts - the Smile that lets us know they totally get it!   Thank you quilters!!

The winner from last weeks pattern contest is Leanne P - she blogs over at Devoted Quilter. Thank you for all the awesome comments. And thank you for all you do to love on our heroes!


Terri said...

What a beautiful smile...
Thanks for sharing it.

Magoo47 said...

As always, I get all teared up! Thanks for sharing these special awards with us.

Tami C said...

That Quilt sure prompted a great smile from a great soldier! Thanks for sharing these special moments with us.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Awesome! Simply Awesome!

Kate said...

What a great way to add to his day.