Memorial Day…………..

In our little town (Houston, Minnesota) has always been observed with the Scouts serving an early breakfast then we transition to the central park for the service of remembrance. This year was no different. The school band was in awesome form Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting, tree and outdoorand the attendance was, as always, high in numbers Mem. day   Local Scouts, in an effort to earn their Eagle Scout badge, have progressively  put together the Veterans’ Memorial that was brought to completion with the final addition of all the flags/poles.Memorial Day - Copy (2)    The program was very moving and, especially so, with a roll call presentation of Quilts of Service to some of our local veterans…..Mem. Day QOH 2017   These quilts were made by the local “Bent Needle” quilt group that was formed to make such quilts for Houston Vets. My larger quilt group, which meets in Spring Grove, Minnesota, decided that each town would better know their own veterans and formed individual town quilt groups to provide quilts rather than the larger group making them for all the towns represented in Houston County. The presentation was announced by spokesperson, Nancy, assisted by member, Maxine……..Mem. Day 2017    The weather held and the rains didn’t come til late afternoon. Many lingered in the park to congratulate and visit with the recipients, friends and neighbors. A very excellent day indeed!

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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16 Responses to Memorial Day…………..

  1. jennyklyon says:

    What a beautiful remembrance. You don’t see a lot of these services any more. What a blessing!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Yes, Jenny, it is a blessing to know that others share an important value such as this one. Those moments were truly a “breath of fresh air” and a confirmation of the ‘good’ that still exists in these troubling times. Thanks so much for your insightful observation. Hugs……………….

  2. Such a beautiful tribute to our service people.

  3. What a fantastic idea to make quilts for local veterans. As a recipient of an unexpected quilt at Christmas, I can’t even begin to tell you how much that gift meant to me. It’s a constant source of comfort and hope.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Yes, quilts have a special ability to convey warmth, ‘heart’ and caring that nothing else can. You are one of those special people who would have this special heart connection with such a gift.

  4. jackie says:

    Unique and wonderful idea to gift the veterans with quilts. 🙂

    • treadlemusic says:

      It’s our version of QOV (Quilts of Valor) which we decided to go with after the realization dawned on us that their were so many veterans among our members’ families and communities that have gone unacknowledged (our version of the “Honor Flights”.

  5. kathyreeves says:

    Having a local group quilt for local veterans is such a wonderful way to do this! I love quilts of valor, but this is more meaningful all the way around!

  6. I am so impressed with your celebration! That is the way to do it:). Beautiful quilts for a wonderful cause!

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  8. Elwood Lee says:

    It’s been more than 50 years since I moved from Houston after high school and I miss my hometown when I see displays of affection and respect for veterans the way that Houston has demonstrated. All the veterans who have passed on before this would be cheering for those in Houston who continue to recognize their service and sacrifice. Elwood Lee

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thanks so much for taking a few moments for your special words of encouragement!!! It is so easy to lose sight of the good that still exists in our communities when the media spot-lights the negative and makes it seem like it’s the mindset of the majority.

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