Today seemed a good day to again share this note received in 2009:
----- Forwarded Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Subject: FW: Afghan shipment
Thank you for the afghans. I have a great story.....Our hospitality cart was giving items to the soldiers last week and there was a WWII veteran / patient. Our volunteer gave him a red/white/blue afghan, the gentleman pulled it up to his chin and started crying, he then began talking with our volunteer for the next hour. When our volunteer left, the family followed and told the volunteer that the gentleman had not spoken at all over the last two weeks. There is so much love in those blankets!
There are no words that can express our thanks!
Assistant Station Manager
American Red Cross
Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC & Pope AFB, NC
Reminder that membership to The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is open until January 21, 2011. If you would like to make rectangles please send an email to Rectangle6x9@comcast.net *before* starting.