Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Currahee Military Weekend Banquet

Over the weekend of October 5-7th a group of Region 8 Quilts of Valor
Quilters met in Toccoa, Georgia to sew and to participate in a
presentation of QOV’s to 12 Camp Toccoa WWII veterans.

Camp Toccoa was the training location for the paratroopers in preparation for the invasion
of Europe and D-Day. The story of the Camp Toccoa soldiers is
immortalized in the book and movie “Band of Brothers”.

Each veteran was presented a quilt by one of the quilters and you’d have thought they were
children and it was Christmas morning! They loved the quilts and the
attention from the quilters. The quilters were as inspired as the
veterans were delighted. These living heroes, as Tom Brokow says
“literally helped to save the world.”

We also boxed up 20 quilts to send to Marcella’s destinations in
Afghanistan and Germany. For more photos from the weekend check out our
facebook page:

Susan Gordon & Anne Mixon, Region 8

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