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”
“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 gmail.com