Last Sunday, my quilt guild presented a quilt of honor to a World War II veteran. What a perfect tribute, timed just after our July 4th celebration in the U.S.!
This veteran joined the U.S. Navy just after his 17th birthday in 1944 and served on a battleship in the Pacific Ocean. After being discharged from the Navy, he finished high school by taking night classes after working a full shift in a manufacturing plant.
While enrolled in college, he enlisted in the Army ROTC (because it paid $25 per month). While in college, he was then deployed to France during the Korean War. After the Korean War, he returned to college to complete his degree.
Many friends and family members were on hand to celebrate with us as we presented this quilt to a wonderful man. What an honor to honor this World War II veteran!
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Hi! (I give up trying to figure out who is writing!) What a beautiful quilt. Just perfect to convey how much we appreciate his dedication to country. God bless him, and I thank him so much for his service. And you as well for honoring him! Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne
Hi Roseanne, it’s Cindy! It was so nice to shake this man’s hand and say “thank you” in person.
That is so awesome!!!
How awesome! I can imagine the pleasure you brought to the veteran. It’s humbling to hear his story.
It was so humbling to meet him and his family. They were so nice and so thankful…when we are the ones who are thankful!