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Thread: Quilts in the War Zone

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    This morning I opened the front page of the Washington Post online edition as I always do. The Post had a photo essay of medical evacuations from Bagram Air Base, just outside Kabul, Afghanistan. In many of the photos showing wounded service men awaiting air transport to Germany, the guys were covered with colorful quilts! Made me think of all of you quilters who do this work for our guys and gals in the military. The photos on Washington Post don't stay very long, but I will provide the link here just in case you are able to catch the article.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...rtslot#photo=6

    God bless you quilters who send reminders of love to our military personnel. God bless our troops!

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    Thanks for the link, I will check it out!

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    Wow! That is wonderful. Thank you so much for sending that link. It is great to see that the quilts are getting used by the soldiers. Thanks again.

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    Those are hard clips to watch but the quilts add some comfort for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thankyou for this link. It brought tears,I am glad these photos are being shown to the public least they forget that we are free because of these young men and women who give so unselfishly!

    NEVER FORGET.....

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    Thanks for a reminder that our passion for quilting can provide some comfort to others in need. Thanks to all the quilters who selflessly donate their time and effort for such great causes.

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    That is awesome!

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    What an emotional thing to see. My thanks to all those young soldiers for their service , and to all you quilters who provided the quilots . What a wonderful thing!!

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    Thank you for sharing. We just started an American Legion Auxiliary here about 6 months ago and were able to collect 57 boxes of goodies to send to our troops in Afghanistan. Included in those boxes were homemade fleece hats and lots of other stuff to let our guys know we appreciate what they are doing. Have discovered many projects we can sew things for to send .. one of those being to send to those in the hospitals.

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    Very moving photos.

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