“Soldiers young, and soldiers old, fought for freedom, brave and bold…”
Barren & Metcalfe
Under gray skies, a crowd gathered at the Edmonton Firehouse on November 11th to honor American Veterans.
Col. Bill Lytle was the master of ceremonies, and read a poem entitled “Veterans Day Poem”, and spoke of the continuing needs of veterans.
The Piece Makers Quilting Guild was present to present 12 patriotically themed quilts to twelve deserving veterans. This is the third year that the guild has presented local veterans with quilts. Each year they take nominations for who receives the quilts. They commented that many deserving nominees had not yet been presented with quilts, but that presenting a new application next year was important because nominations do not carry over from year to year.
This year’s recipients were:
Wayne Kirby, Bruce White, Paula Clemmons, Joseph McCaully, Jerry Gassaway, Owen Lucky, Bobby Caffey, David England, Harold Stilts, David Smith, Harold McCoy, and Donnie Butler.
The ceremony concluded with the playing of Taps.