At the monthly Chapter 1 meeting on Monday, member George Fryer was honored by the Quilts of Valor Foundation for his service in the Korean war.
The honor was a surprise to Fryer – it was arranged by fellow Chapter 1 member Maureen Timmins, who has been involved with the foundation. In accepting his quilt, Fryer talked about those who made the ultimate sacrifice. During an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., he said the group visited Arlington National Cemetery.
“The part that really hit me was when we got to Arlington National Cemetery – sitting on the bus and riding along looking at row after row of white crosses,” he said. “All these men and women who sacrificed their lives for this country – it still hits me pretty hard here and I will not forget that.”
We thank George for his service and are happy to have had an opportunity to share this honor. You can read more about the Quilts of Valor Foundation at www.qovf.org.