Happy Veterans Day!

Eagle Quilt, LKennedy, FMQHappy Veterans Day!

To all our service men and women and their families–A Big Thank YOU!!

The celebration of Veterans Day began in 1919.  Read more HERE

My Dad joined the Navy during WWII when he was just 16 (forging his mother’s signature to join.)

My Father-in-Law and many uncles also served during WWII.  One brother-in-law served in Viet Nam and many other family members have served in the Army, Air Force and Marines.

The Eagle-Free Motion QuiltingLet’s salute all of our veterans today!

Friends of Baltimore, Hand applique, quiting

What about YOU?  Who would you like to salute today?

We’d love to hear!



PS…The first quilt above is my first attempt (more than 15 years ago) to use a stencil for quilting.  Find the Eagle Stencil HERE.  It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be to follow the lines…We will work with stencils later this month…

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin and share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

16 thoughts on “Happy Veterans Day!

  1. Thank You for the opportunity to say Thank You again to our Veterans. I have many family members and friends who served in all the branches all over the world. If it wasn’t for them we would not be the country we are today. As compared to other countries in the world. FREE

  2. C’est un devoir de se souvenir de ces soldats, qui nous ont permis de rester libre et de vivre dans des pays démocratiques.
    Merci pour leur dévouement.

  3. Thank you ever so much Lori, I had not eead the origin of Armistice Day, the Veteran’s Day for a long time. To all your & your readers family members, Thank You for Your Service.

    We are a military family as far back as we can trace; my father too forged his fathers signature to enlist in the army where he became a “stager” during WWII. He was selected for this position because he was able to use his bare feet in climbing cliff’s, running through jungles, & on sandy beaches with little effort because he had been barefoot through much of his young life. (We learned most of this after daddy died in 1993 after meeting a few of his remaining squadron members.) Once when I asked what he did in the war he looked long at me & replied, “War destroys the soul & yet it is a necessary evil for our continuing freedom but much too awful to talk about.”

    Today, my 2 adult, disabled children, US Navy & US Air Force & I without their father who did not survive Viet Nam, will quietly go about our daily lives knowing that the 3 of us (me US AF) did our best for our country, & are proud of our endeavours. Each of us & I suppose every military person can recall being told that we “signed a Blank Check for the defense of the USA which included our all, even to giving our lives if necessary.” The Blank Check is rarely spoken of because we survived & ARE PROUD”

  4. Oh, my goodness. My heart is so touched by loosecannon2’s story. I am thankful for families like yours; you all have stood in all of those difficult places and situations. I appreciate that you continue to see and value the freedoms in this country. You know personally the cost of that commitment to serve. I have had relatives who served in all the wars-many of them. I remember WWII quite vividly and the troop trains coming through Denver. My husband served in the army but it was peace time. He was among the last of the draftees before the U.S. went to all volunteer status. One of our sons was in the Marine Corps and served in Dessert Storm. The price of freedom is vast and it does have a ‘face’. Thank you. And, thank you Lori, for taking the time today to add your voice to those who cheer on our service people. God bless the USA!

  5. I would like to salute my father who fought in Korea. He was shot three times. He, thankfully, survived even though the doctors gave him very little chance of doing so. After returning home, he married my mother and they had four children including myself. Having shrapnel imbedded in his brain caused severe pain and made every day life challenging. He passed away when I was 14 and I’ve missed him every day since. I never heard my father complain or recount his military experience. All the knowledge I have came from my mother and piecing events together. Thank you to all military personnel for their sacrifice.

  6. I’m glad our country has a day that we can stop and reflect on the price that has been paid to live in the country that we do. I am proud to be an American. My heart fills with such sadness for all people that have paid the price. I try to do my part in working with the VA’s. I love them so much and I’m great full everyday for their service.
    Lori…that eagle brought tears to my eyes. It’s really, really beautiful. Thank you..

  7. Thank you all for your warm words to veterans. My husband is a retired Army lieutenant colonel and served in both Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. But he is not the only veteran in our immediate family. I retired as a colonel after 26 years with the Army. While I never deployed, I did spend the majority of the 10 years before retirement in and around the Pentagon. We are both very proud of our service and don’t regret it a bit. Cheers.

  8. I salute my Dad who was in the Army Air Corp close to the end of World War 2. My father-in-law who severed 17 years in the Navy and was in World War 2, and my husband who served in the Air Force and Army.

  9. I would like to salute my dad. He served 28 years in the Army. He fought in the Korean War (where he was shot and blown off a hill) and did two tours in Viet Nam. He rarely talked about either war – unless he had a little to much to drink. We would take advantage and ask all sorts of questions. It always amazed me what he went through.

    My brother served in the Army for four years. He was an Airborne Ranger.

    I served 26 years in the Air Force. I was in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and ENDURING Freedom – and lots of humanitarian relief missions. Missed lots of holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. If given the chance, I wouldn’t choose another way of life.

  10. Two uncles served in WWII, but their brother (my father) worked with ship building in Portland, Oregon when I was a preschooler. My husband served as an Army dentist during Vietnam — half the clinic shipped out but he and our young family got to stay on base in Hawaii. Now we have a grandson and grandson-in-law very recently sent eastward with Air Force and Navy — they’ve been heavy on my mind all day — a very bad time to be on the other side of the world. My love and prayers go out to all of you for your past service or your current family involvement.

  11. My dad was in the Navy during WWII, my cousin joined the Navy during the Vietnam War and retired after Desert Storm, and two of my daughters currently serve, one in the Air Force and one in the Army. I thank them for their service, along with my uncle (USAF) and cousin (USAF) who served and are no longer with us. They were all willing to write that blank check…

  12. My Dad served in the Navy during WWII as a medic. Part of the time he was detached to a Marine unit. He served in the Pacific theater of operations. Using his GI Bill, he went to the University of Alabama and became a ROTC cadet. After graduation, he served another 20 years as a Medical Service Officer in the Army, so I grew up an Army Brat. After doing a bit of this and that, I went into what I considered the “family business” and joined the Army in ’77. I served for almost 10 years. During that time I met my husband, and at the end of my enlistment I got out to stay at home with our son. My DH went on the Panama Invasion, served in Bosnia, Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He also went to Afghanistan for 2 tours. Once a guild member said to me that she and her husband had never spent a night apart since they got married. I told her that I was just grateful to know what continent he was on. 🙂

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