This year we once again offer our sincerest thanks to all veterans and especially those who were wounded or died serving and defending the United States—the home of the free, because of the brave.
We have many veterans among our customers, and we are so proud that quilters, in the form of Quilts of Valor and other organizations benefitting veterans, have found a way to show their love and respect to these brave men and women.
This year, we are offering a special salute to the women who have served their country, by featuring the Vietnam Women’s Memorial.
The Vietnam Women’s Memorial is a memorial dedicated to the women of the United States who served in the Vietnam War, most of whom were nurses. It serves as a reminder of the importance of women in the conflict.
The memorial depicts three uniformed women with a wounded soldier. One of the women is seated and cradling the soldier in her arms. Another is standing and watching the sky for the arrival of a helicopter to evacuate the soldier to safety. A third woman is shown kneeling, eyes closed and head bowed, holding the soldier’s discarded helmet in her hands.
It is part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall), and is located on National Mall in Washington, DC, a short distance south of the The Wall and north of the Reflecting Pool. It was dedicated on November 11, 1993.