Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Because Of The Brave
Debbie is the winner of the Because Of The Brave Fat Eighth Bundle. Debbie said "I am planning on making a quilt for my son to mark his retirement from the Army and his 20 years of service. Thanks for the opportunity." Debbie has already been emailed. Thanks everyone!
I hope all of you have seen the art installation at the Tower Of London. Here are some pictures....
In honor of Remembrance Day in England, artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper made over 888,000 ceramic poppies and installed them at the Tower of London. Each poppy represents a British or Commonwealth soldier lost in WWI. Today is the last day of the installation. What a beautiful and incredibly moving display.
We hope you remember those who have served today.
In another little nod to Veterans Day here in the U.S. - I can recommend a book that I am listening to. It's called Monuments Men by Robert Edsel. It was also a movie recently. The movie was pretty good - but should have been better. The book is fascinating. I usually don't read non-fiction, but I'm glad I did this time. It tells the story of a small regiment of soldiers deployed late in WWII. They were all specialists of one kind or another, museum directors, artists, architects, and such. Their mission was to find, rescue, and take back monuments and works of art plundered by the Nazi's. I give it a big Minick and Simpson Thumbs UP!
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