I was asked to attend to Present a Few Quilts of Valor to a few Veterans, and I ended up riding in the sidecar on Roger and Nancy's Motorcycle ! IN! THE! Parade! It was way fun!! The kids loved the side car - so I got pointed to a lot - felt like a rock star ( ha ha ha)
I also think they wanted me there for balance! Roger and Nancy are a part of the Teamster Horsemen Motorcycle Association. I love them!
There I am - I waved by flag at my boys!
Oh and this was my view from the line up:
And my view to the left
(okay I could really see it all - but isn't that a cool Motorcycle?)
Checking out the others turning the corner
Check that out
Two Ladders from the fire station hung a flag out for all to ride under!
After the parade
The Teamsters Horsemen (THMA) had a stage set up for us
We called our Veterans onto the stage and did a QOV presentation
it was really nice!
The gentleman below is a Korean War Veteran
He enlisted when he was 17, and fought in 5 major battles
He also received 5 Bronze Stars.
(That's Ms Liz presenting the quilt - after she wrapped it around him - he hugged her tight!)
(PS - Photo Credit Teri Z)
Below - the First 4 of our Veterans Wrapped in their quilts
The gentleman in Black was presenting a Gift to QOV, and a gift to THMA
He didn't expect that he would recieve a QOV ( he had worked on nominating the others)
And we got him!
He was so shocked.
Could we exclude this Combat Veteran?
( or make him wait? NO!!)
After we were done the families hung around a bit
Mugged for the camera!
And chit chatted
Liz , Veteran, Mary Beth
And - That was my Sunday!
( and consequently - that is my design wall too!)