Saturday, August 18, 2012

A win!!

Saturday, August 11 was the 50th Wedding Anniversary for Everett, a Vietnam
Veteran, and his wife Gloria.  Following their reception they had a family
dinner and asked the Quilt be presented then.  They brought with them the
flag that was flown daily while Everett was serving his country.

Their grandson lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. It was extremely emotional
for all of us.  I shared a little of the "Vietnam experience" for his
family.  Everett shared with us the emotional journey he has been on, at
times his wife helping him express the times.

He said he was going home and pulling his memento box from the attic. He has not opened it since he
put it there some 30+ years ago.   He is going to share with his children
and grandchildren as much as he can.  AND he said he was going to try and
fit into his uniform this year and ride his antique tractor in the local

Again, Quilts of Valor has scored a hit allowing our veterans to once again
stand tall and with pride for their service.

Honoring those touched by war

Sharon L
Idaho Regional Coordinator
Quilts of Valor Foundation

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