As we look back on this past Memorial Day weekend there is lots to be thankful for at Woodstone of Hutchinson. Memorial Day is not only a day to remember what the men and women in battle did for our country, but to remember and give thanks to those who have served this great country no matter if they are sitting next to us or have passed away. Being a member of service is a wonderful honor and each solider should never go unforgotten.
As much as Memorial Day remains a day of reflection and honor, its meaning is often overshadowed by summer barbecues, mega-store sales, new movie releases, and the long, awaited three-day weekend. Our children, big and small, will understand Memorial Day in the context in which we present it. We owe it to both those who have honored their lives with great sacrifice and to their children to let them know that Memorial Day means much more than a celebration of the unofficial start of summer.
On Friday May 22, 2015 Woodstone of Hutchinson had a Veterans Memorial Quilt Presentation for residents that had served this great country. As the patriotic music began the voices of the residents and their guest became one as the glories songs in memorial tribute were sung. The feeling of great pride filled the room as everyone sang along and smiled in remembrance of a loved one or friend that had served. Next, it was down to the dinner room where everyone else was seated for the next part of the presentation. The Hutchinson VFW Post began to tell the history of the flag and the honor which it held. As the VFW began to fold the flag the meaning of being a Veteran became so surreal.
Last but not least, the presentation of the quilts by Nancy Greve began. Nancy, as well as the ladies that accompanied her today, are all part of Quilts of Valor. Quilts of Valor is an organization that honors American Veterans, making them The Never Forgotten Veteran. This organization has several volunteers that sew and quilt beautiful quilts which then are presented to Veterans all over. Today three Woodstone residents would be honored and presented with their own Quilt of Valor. As each Veteran one by one was presented with a quilt, the pride they presented will never be forgotten.
Thank you for service LuVern Paulson, Howard Turck and Norman Wendorff.
Without your part our Country wouldn’t be where we are today.