Yesterday, thanks to Nancy's dedication to QUILTS of Valor,
a local chapter of this nationwide group, presented a quilt to our friend and Vietnam Vet Larry.
Shirley and the others including Boyd, himself a Vietnam vet,
were so happy to do this for Larry.
We had no idea what Larry's quilt would look like.
Turns out its perfect. Larry loves the water.
The beautiful blue pieces of material look so lovely in his quilt.
The back is stars of red white and blue.
When we arrived, Boyd said to Larry :Welcome home.
So many Vietnam Vets were not welcomed at all when they returned from the horrors of that war.
Boyd and Larry swapped a few stories.
Larry said his first Christmas in the Army was his first away from home. He was just 19. He said it was just another day of war.
The Elgin group is looking for more to join them. They just branched out from a much larger group in our area.
It was a great afternoon.
Nancy, the group showed us the process and explained the history of Quilts of Valor.
They all laughed and admitted to too much stash...
Nancy, thanks. The group couldn't believe I heard of them via WYOMING.
Thanks for making Larry and Sandy feel so happy yesterday.
I had tears in my eyes.