A few weeks ago with urging from Nancy I submitted the paperwork online for a Quilt of Valor for my husband ( Far Guy) who served in the Air Force and the North Dakota Air National Guard for a total of 26 years.
I knew the request was in the works, I spoke with the Minnesota Coordinator. She said “We will try to get it presented before August 1st …I will let you know.” I figured I had time to organize something… a small gathering with our daughters and the grands. I think it is important for the grands to know about service to our country and the sacrifices that Veterans make.
Things happened faster than anyone anticipated. On Tuesday whilst I was home mowing the grass, Far Guy was at Respiratory Therapy and then went by the Museum to do some work on the High School Memory Room when the Veteran’s Service Officer walked in and presented the quilt to him! I guess it was meant to be.
I wasn’t there to get a picture.
I got a photo later at home.
For now we have it draped over one of the railing upstairs, so it is the first thing that you see upon entering our home.
We know that a gal by the name of Jean put the quilt together and also did the long arm quilting. That is all we know. What a labor of love these women have taken on. So far 102,587 quilts have been awarded through the Quilt of Valor Program.
My husband was so pleased to be honored for his time in the military!