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Standing with my parents, siblings and other relatives on a cold windy November day.
Surrounded by white markers in the “Soldiers Circle”, my grandmother stood at the stone for my uncle. A bombardier, shot down in the European theater during World War II.
Prayers, then an official intones the names of those fallen men from foriegn battles. At many stones a family member answers “Here, Sir” as the roll call goes on.
Then later in the day, a parade, honoring the living as well as the lost.
A day of solemn tribute.
More wars have been fought since then and this day has lost much of the significance it once held.
Go out, find someone in uniform or wearing a ball cap showing they are a veteran, walk up and say “Thank you”. Without them, your life would be very different.

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I want to send a big shout out of thanks to the fine men and women who donate their time and talent to the Quilts of Valor Foundation. This organization makes and donates quilts to combat veterans.   

March is National Craft Month and National Quilt Day is coming up this weekend. I thought it might be appropriate to share these two links about this worthy and wonderful cause.

http://qovf.blogspot.com/2012/03/nebraskas-national-quilt-day-sew-in.html?showComment=1331630591343#c435906009875825110  includes some lovely pictures of some of their quilts.

http://qovf.org/ General information regarding Quilts of Valor. The site includes a request form for to ask for a quilt for a veteran and information for donations.

Yesterday the mail lady stopped at my dad’s house with a package for him…

Dad with his Quilt of Valor