Saturday, February 21, 2015

Quilt of Valor to Russ Hensel

Our amazingly talented, generous, kind-hearted sewing circle has donated another one of their quilted masterpieces known as a Quilt of Valor.  The recipient today was one of our local residents, Russell Hensel.

Joyce Owen, Donna Alfredson, and June Griepp presented Russ with this tremendous gift of honor for time served in the Navy.  The Community Sewing Group meets on Friday mornings and creates wonderful gifts for deserving people in our community.  I keep nagging the group to create a blog or website to publish their achievements and contributions as they are numerous.  The entire sewing group is a true Sisterhood.

I started to ask questions about Russ's naval history and was handed this book that is kept in the Bistro for folks to peruse.
WOW!  I didn't know this book existed.  Be sure to check it out.  It includes a bio of each of the veterans in our park.  Awesome reading!  I hope you can scroll in to read this page (try clicking Control+ to expand the size).  Russ volunteered as a Forward Observer behind enemy lines.

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