Monday, June 28, 2010

QOV Thank You

One of the Quilts of Valor that Julia collected for her Silver Award project was given to Colonel Mark Sheehan, just before he deployed to Afghanistan last November. We've known Mark and his family through school and church since our kids were all little.

Mark's daughter Mary was confirmed with Julia a few days before Mark came home. That night, her mom told me about this gift for Julia that would be coming home with him:
a mission-flown American flag!

The entire presentation case is incredible- the flag, a certificate with her name on it signed by the Commander, pilots and loadmasters of a C-130-J, and patches from the 143rd Airlift Squadron. When he delivered it today, he said he was the only one in his unit with a cool quilt!

We're so honored to have this amazing representation of our freedom in our home!


Jackie said...

Wow, what an honor! This is definitely something she will treasure the rest of her life. How cool is that! Congratulations, Julia!!

Sew Many Ways... said...

This is so wonderful!! So crazy though, because I just saw Mark today at the office. Such a great family and I'll miss all of them when they move. Tell Julia I said congratulations.

Barbara Chojnacki said...

Way to go, Julia!