I have created these video's & picture pages for various reasons: The first & foremost is with the hope of giving a better insight into this project
The Agent Orange Quilt Of Tears
The individual casualties that are represented on these Quilts are not represented on a national memorial but we will not let them be forgotten, nor go without the many hugs they so richly deserve.
The second reason is the fact that quite sadly, many Veterans & families take part in this project by submitting their Quilt blocks & never get the opportunity to see the entire display in person for many different reasons beyond our control, for those very special individuals we are committed to put forth our best effort to not let barriers of time, money or distance leave them without pictures & videos of this project...
Their project, that not only tells their story but also teaches ones that are unaware of it.
Watch a Video or scroll through the pictures
Trip to Portland, Maine
Trip to Pierre, South Dakota
Set up was in the rotunda of the capital building
Trip to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Trip to Orland Park, Illinois
As I gaze upon these Quilts today,
the image of death is altered.
I see instead the symbol of life,
for heroes that never faltered.
Fear not my great soldier!
For your story shall be passed through the years
Because the fabric of your life is sewn into the Quilt Of Tears
This video was put together from pictures taken on Veterans Day 2007
Henry had recently been invited by a local high school teacher to come & talk to her classes on Vietnam.
The High School's local ROTC group asked us to come back, display The Quilt Of Tears & be a part of their Veterans Day activities.
Veterans Day 2007 with the ROTC at Haines City High School
If anyone has any personal pictures with the Quilts that they would like to share with others
Pictures taken January 19th, 2008 at the Eskimo Run in New Port Richey, Florida
In Memory Ceremony
VA Medical Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Osceola Square Mall Kissimmee, Florida
Veterans Day 2005 Lakeland, Florida
Gathering of Veterans PowWow September 2009
This page was last updated: June 18, 2015
On September 15 and 16, 2006, the State of South Dakota sponsored a massive welcome home for South Dakota Vietnam Era Veterans. Nashville performers Big and Rich, sang the award winning song "8th of November" before a crowd of over 40,000 people in Pierre, South Dakota. More than 10,000 South Dakota Vietnam and Vietnam Era veterans attended the two day festivities which included a Welcome Home parade, the "Moving Wall", Huey Helicopter rides, a muscle car show, the Agent Orange Quilt of Tears, and dedication of a 6' foot bronze statue of a Vietnam combat soldier, created by South Dakota artists Sherri Treeby and Lee Leuning. Adrian Cronauer (Good Morning Vietnam) served as the Master of Ceremonies for this epic event. Approximately 27,000 South Dakota men and women served their country during the Vietnam War and 227 South Dakotans were killed in Vietnam
Click on the link to see a video of South Dakotas Welcome Home