Veteran’s Day is a great time to honor those who serve our country. A few weeks ago I discovered that Sherri Dempsey (my mom) has been making Quilts of Valor for service members and veterans touched by war. This project is very important to her and I can see how comforting and healing these quilts are to those who have received them. Click here for the NBC Nightly News story that really tells the story of the impact of these quilts. It is hard not to tear up when veterans talk about what these quilts mean for them in this video:
These are two of the quilts mom made that were sent to a veteran in Kentucky who volunteered to award them to two Army veterans – one who saw action in Irag and the other who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. These deserving recipients were nominated for quilts after Brian Williams featured Quilts of Valor on the NBC Nightly News. She also recently sent a quilt to a drug and alcohol center at Ft. Gordon, Georgia. It will also be awarded to a veteran who has served in a current war zone who is experiencing difficulties trying to readjust when home.