Quilting for Our Service members

Since November 16, 2005, with the help of the American Legion Post 550, Onsted, Michigan, the St. Mark’s Sew-Caring Quilters have made over 1000 quilts for our U.S. Military. These quilts have been shipped to hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan where they are used to help comfort our wounded service members while they are transported from an in country hospital to another hospital somewhere in Europe. To date, they have received 27 letters expressing the heartfelt gratitude of our soldiers and families. The group has also received a letter of acknowledgement from President Bush and a beautiful crystal angel from the Soldiers Angels group. Pictured above are 7 of the 17 ladies from the quilter group holding the 1000th quilt. Also pictured with the ladies is Post 550 Commander Michael McNally. Mike has ironed each and every one of these quilts.

The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.


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