Monday, November 12, 2007

Veteran's Day

Since today is Veteran's Day, Jan over at Serendipity Quilting mentioned that her hubby, affectionately known as Cabana Boy, served in the Marines. I thought I'd share that Jerry also served 20 years. His time was spent in the submarine service and several years ago I made this submarine quilt in his honor. The back of the quilt has a listing of all of his duty stations with the dates during which he was at each location. We had to pull out his service record in order to get them all. There were a couple I'd even forgotten about - for instance, he once spent 6 weeks in a school in Memphis, TN and I don't remember him ever doing it! It's hard to believe that he has been retired from the Navy for nearly 17 years. Heck, that's almost as long as he was on active duty.

Thanks to all the vets who served and also a big thank you to those who held down the fort at home while the vets served their time.


Jen said...

That's a fantastic wallhanging! Eventually I'd like to do something for my dad with his service record. He was an enlisted Marine in Vietnam. I definitely want to do something with the USMC Logo. As much as I want to do it as a surprise I think I'll need him on the design process.

Jan said...

What a great idea!!! It's a beautiful quilt! And are we lucky to have found these great guys!!