Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SSgt.Theodore Samuel Holder and Cpl.Max W.Donahue

In memory of SSgt.Theodore Samuel Holder, USMC, KIA November 11th.2004, Iraq
For Sam's parents.

In memory of Cpl.Max W. Donahue, USMC, KIA August 7th. 2010, Afghanistan
For Max's Mother.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Mother's Gratitude

This kind note was sent by the grieving mother of Cpl.Jason La Fleur and it is posted here with her permission.

Kei Torres wrote:
I wanted to let you know that I got the quilt Saturday. It is beautiful and takes my breathe away. Thank you so very much for this beautiful quilt. I will be wrapping myself up in the cold evenings and remembering your kindness and the kindness of all who contributed to this very special quilt.

I am constantly touched by the kindness of strangers who honor and remember our service members.

Please pass along my gratitude to all who participated and created this special quilt.

Thank you again so very much.

Kei Torres
Very Proud Gold Star Mom of
Cpl Jason K. LaFleur
KIA 04 Aug 2007 OIF

Friday, March 2, 2012

From A Mom

A lovely note from the mother of PFC.Christopher Horns, posted with her permission.

I received the quilt that was made for our son Christopher. It is just beautiful and perfectly constructed...thank you so much for your love and support for the families of the fallen. As I opened the box that contained the quilt and read the names in the blocks I felt the hugs and love from each person named there....of course I cried as I turned the quilt over to read the inscription on the back. Thank you so much I will cherish this quilt and proudly present it in our home on Chris' memorial wall.
I miss Chris more than ever and my heart still aches for him to return and hug me with his big strong arms...I have to remind myself that will not happen in the physical world. I did have a dream just the other night that he gave me a hug and said he was okay now....in the dream I remember carrying a bath towel and I cried it wet with tears.
Again thank you and I'm so proud that us families that have not chosen this path of heartache have someone like you to love us and show your kindness upon us.
Tammy Horns

Thursday, March 1, 2012

SSGT. Justin L. Bauer

The following photos were sent to me by the family of SSGT.Justin Bauer, who gave his life in the service of his country in Baghdad, Iraq, January 10th. 2009.

Justin's widow received this quilt.
This one went to Justin's Mom.

This quilt to his Dad.