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Old 11-05-2016, 10:17 AM
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I am not sure of the total number of quilts, but our quilt guild presented over 20 Quilts of Valor to veterans on Thursday. The ceremony was amazing. The Air National Guard out of Birmingham sent 4 servicemen to the presentation. The veterans were called by name and rank and were seated in a semi circle with their backs to the audience. They covered the entire stage. The head of the Air National Guard gave a very impressive speech to the veterans and all of the guests. Then the 3 remaining Air Guards came up and did the folding of the flag ceremony with the head of the Guard explaining the meaning of each fold.folding-flag.jpg
Then each quilt was handed to two of the Guards and they held it up so everyone could see it.
Then the veteran was called by their name and rank. They came up to stand in front of the quilt facing the audience.

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Then the servicemen came around in front of the veteran wrapping the quilt around their shoulders, stood in front of them and saluted them.

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It was so impressive. I am so glad to be a part of this group of wonderful quilters. Here is most of the veterans in a group picture.

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Sorry the last picture that is sideways came through. I tried to delete it.

Thanks for looking. The pictures could have been better but you can get the idea. GOD bless and our thanks to all veterans. FYI, the little lady in the middle of the group picture is a Colonel. GOD Bless all of them.
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Old 11-05-2016, 10:26 AM
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It must have been a very emotional ceremony! Thank you for sharing.
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:32 AM
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What a great way to honor your veterans!
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Thanks for sharing this wonderful ceremony.
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Old 11-05-2016, 12:27 PM
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What an honor to be a part of it. Our service people need to be honored in every way. I always shake a service persons hand, when ever I see one, & thank them for all they do for our country.
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What a privilege it was for your guild to participate in this event and to put your appreciation into the quilts you made for the veterans!
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What a wonderful post detailing the ceremony. I bet it was a real honor to be there and be a part of it. Did the vets seem like they were pleased with the quilts?
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thank you for all your hard work on this--our guild took on a 3 year project to get quilts to all wartime county Vets (we are rural county but still ended up with 680+ presented and still an occasional one). The part that brought me to tears in the last presentation (ok, little weepy the whole time!) was when we had a medley of songs from each branch of the service played to open the presentation and the Vets would stand for "their" song and then stay standing in honor of each other--wow--makes me tear up just typing this!
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How wonderful! Thank you for sharing.
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wow...must not have been a dry eye in the house.
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