Yesterday I had the mighty great privilege of accompanying my fellow quilters from Brunswick Quilters Guild to the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville, NC. We took approximately 40 quilts to present to the residents of the Community Living Center.
I cannot tell you how much of a rewarding experience this was. These men and women who sacrificed so much to keep our country safe were both appreciative of our gifts and humbled by our thanks for their service.
These men and women who are suffering from the side effects of war stated over and over again that they served happily and would do it again. They are our heroes. They are our inspiration. They remind us that we should never forget the atrocities of war and do all we can to prevent it from involving our young men and women. However, they stay strong in the belief that if the need arises, our men and women will serve strongly, honorably, and dutifully to protect our homes and freedoms.
God bless you wonderful men and women who gave so much and have not always received the respect, honor, and support that this nation owes you.