Sunday, August 20, 2006

Veterans Quilt

Veterans Quilt

Veterans Quilt

I have been working on a Veterans Quilt to honor some of the men in my family who have served this country during a time of war. There are four Marines shown on this quilt, three Army veterans, one Navy veteran and one Air Force veteran. The four surrounded by gold stars have passed away. My husband, David, who died in 1986 at the age of 44, (upper center) is one of these four. His great-uncle, Frank, received the Purple Heart Medal during World War I. Because I didn't have a picture of Frank, I scanned the front and back of his medal which was passed down to my late husband. The back of the Purple Heart Medal has Frank's name engraved on it. (middle-center)

2008 Update: Since I created this quilt, both my brothers-in-law, Jim W. (US Army - lower center) and Jim G. (USMC- lower left) have passed away.

2010 Update:  My late husband's cousin, Myron (US Army - upper left) passed away this year.

2013 Update:  My beloved uncle, "Artie" (USAAF - upper right) passed away in February 2013.