(Kelly Ann) On Friday, July 12, 2013 we were able to participate in our first presentation of a quilt to one of our Wounded Warriors. Angie arranged with the Marine's wife to at meet at the Marine Corps Museum at 6:30.
We arrived early to find an event breaking up. Lots of military personnel in uniforms were leaving and with luck we spotted a Marine officer who was willing to stay and participate in the quilt presentation. What we didn't know when Angie asked the officer to give us a hand is that he was Lt. General George Flynn and was just about the nicest guy, hanging and chatting with us while we waited for our honoree to arrive.
When GySgt Travis Green arrived General Flynn turned all of the focus on him.
While chatting with Julie Green about their future and where they were moving, she explained that they would be building a house with the assistance of the Gary Sinise Foundation and Tunnels to Towers Foundation. We were so happy that we were able to present this quilt as GySgt Green retires from the USMC this month and will be moving his family out of town.
On a personal note, this was a very humbling experience and my father was ever present in my mind as we thanked this young Marine and his family for the sacrifices they made for our country.