Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day Festivities

All in all it was a very productive weekend.  We each got a lot done, had an exceptional amount of fun and ate a totally decadent amount of food.

On Monday, Mom and I left the retreat to attend the Memorial Day service at the U.S.S. Kidd.

Mom had a blow out on the side of the interstate back in April.  A medically retired veteran of Iraq pulled over to assist and he and his son Michael changed the tire for her.  She was really really impressed with the man and with his son.  

She quickly got her fabrics together and created a Quilt of Valor for this gentleman veteran.  She had considered making a quilt of valor before, but this was so fitting to make one for a person that you actually know.
We did some research to find the man.  Mom visited the U.S.S. Kidd only to find out that there is an honor wall there dedicated to SSG. Douglas M. Ducote, Sr.  He was walking with this food on a cardboard tray when a scud missile hit and he was struck in the back with shrapnel.  

After viewing his honor wall, she was able to speak to one of the workers who knew him and find out that he would be at the Memorial Day services.  What better day to present the quilt to him.  They are Facebook friends now and will probably be life long friends.

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