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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

I am the most wanted man on my island; but I'm not on my island. More's the pity.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The sky is blue, the grass is green. Get off your duff, and join the Marines.

-- John Wayne

For those of you who can't join the Marines but can quilt up a storm, I pass on the following from Res Publica 2005:

Here's the info: Marine Comfort Quilt Group is a not for profit ministry whose objective is to provide a memorial quilt of comfort to the next of kin of our fallen military. Our quilts are made from thirty quilt squares, each containing an inspirational message from it's donor or another serviceman. Our quilts are stitches of love from those who want so badly to bring comfort, but don't know how to help. Our Marine Comfort Quilt Group has now decided to take on a greater project. With the War on Iraq, we have lost many Marines. Our initial project was to make one quilt for each family of a fallen Marine, but we have since expanded this project to include all members of our Armed Forces that gave their life in this war. We are praying that soon these quilts will no longer be needed, but until then, we will not stop stitching until each family has been provided a small gift of comfort. Here's a link to their web site:

Be a man. Quilt for a Marine.


Blogger Dot Bar said...

It probably doesn't look like much to give someone who lost a loved one, but I bet those quilts are highly cherished by the families!

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