Memorial Day, King, Wisconsin, Paper Piecing

King Wisconsin Veteran's Cemetery 2014 Quilt Peggy Aare

Memorial Day at the Wisconsin Veterans’ Home in King, Wisconsin, always starts with the placement of ~ 6500 flags at dawn.  Anyone is welcome.  Every stone has its flag placed by volunteers….  local people, Boy Scouts, families of veterans, and veterans themselves.  It only takes 20 minutes for the entire cemetery to be decorated.  This morning I walked and read the inscriptions as we placed flags :

“Loving Husband and Father and Grandpa”

“You are my Sunshine”

“Purple Heart”

“Co B   6th Wis. Inf.” (Civil War, no dates)

And came home and thought about those men and women, grateful that we are free.

This paper piecing project  is the result of this morning’s walk.   If you should want a full PDF paper pattern,  just email me at PaperPiecingHeartland  at

King Wisconsin Veteran's Cemetery Close 2014 Peggy Aare


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