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Friday, November 13, 2015

Veterans week

Been a very busy month so far...can't tell by my lack of time to get to posting, right.  Well, my week started off with burying my uncle.   He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in Dec. 1939. He served in the Pacific Theater with the Third Photo Reconnaissance Squadron as flight engineer on B29s flying over Japan. Flying 19 missions, he received, among other awards, the Air Medal with one Oakleaf cluster. As a reservist in the US Air Force, he was recalled during the Korean War, flying B36s. After discharge, he stayed in the active reserves participating in monthly training sessions,retiring as a Lt Col. Interment of the cremains, with military honors, took place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Il . One of the reasons I do what I do! And a Veterans Day thank you to my brothers (Marine, Army) and husband, Navy (Vietnam)

Cheryl P awarded a quilt at Plank JR HS.  Wayne L, US Army.   Quilt made by Christine T.  It was a lovely quilt.  (sorry, having trouble downloading the photo.  NOTE:  Usually, if a photo is just sent directly to my email I don't have any problems).

LOLQOV-Elgin ladies were present in the awarding of Susan M, Army;  Lynne C, Army; right is Cindy R, National Guard.  Now, this picture was sent directly, but don't know why I can't download.

LOLQOV-St. Charles awarded 12 on Veterans Day evening.

Had the honor to be at the West Aurora High School Veterans Assembly this morning. Impressive! music, band, ROTC, bagpipes, choirs! They honored two Veterans, but one fell last night and couldn't attend. So, we wrapped Arthur S, WWII US Army. Thank you sir for your service! PS... he was our 300th quilt awarded this year so far.

LOLQOV-Arlington Heights has a couple to award on Sunday at  Glenda has one to award on Sunday, and  then at the Aurora Veterans Council on Thursday evening.

PS... That "lack of time"....well, hubby had knee replacement surgery.  Thank you for your calls and emails.  He's doing much better.

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