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Why We Honor Veterans Day

Did you know that before we had Veterans Day it was called Armistice Day? We celebrated Armistice Day because it was the end of World War I. The Treaty of Versailles was actually signed June 28, 1919; it was President Woodrow Wilson who proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day. Why do we celebrate Armistice Day or […]

Robert Yllescas

Robert Yllescas Capt. Robert J. Yllescas died December 1, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom; 31, of Lincoln, Neb., he died Dec. 1 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered Oct. 28 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan. He was assigned to […]

Leevon Ritter

Leevon Ritter Sgt. Leevon J. Ritter, 24, died May 22 2012 at Scott & White VA Hospital in Temple, Texas. An M1A2 Abrams tank crewman, Leevon was stationed at Ft. Hood,Texas. He was deployed to Iraq from Nov. 2007 to Jan. 2009 and again from Sept. 2010 to Jan. 2011. Sgt. Leevon Ritter, was buried […]

Carlos Morales

Carlos Morales Carlos Puente-Morales a Des Moines police officer died March 25 2016 while transporting a prisoner to Des Moines from Council Bluffs in a head-on collision on Interstate 80 near Waukee. Freedom Quilts made this quilt for his family, in his honor.    

Jerrald Meek

Jerrald Meek Sgt Jerrald Lee Meek Died August 26, 2014. Meek enlisted in the Army in January of 1999 then went to Fort Bragg in North Carolina and was in 82nd airborne division. He reenlisted in 2006 in the Army Special Forces. Freedom Quilts made this quilt for his family, in his honor.  

Joesph Hamski

Joesph Hamski Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Hamski, 28, of Ottumwa, Iowa, assigned to the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; died May 26 in Shorabak district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He died May 26, 2011 Serving During Operation […]

Susan Farrell

Susan L Farrell Susan L Farrell, a Des Moines police officer, died March 25, 2016 while transporting a prisoner to Des Moines from Council Bluffs in a head-on collision on Interstate 80 near Waukee. Freedom Quilts made this quilt for Susan’s family in her honor.  

Fallen Hero’s Family Helps Quilt

  Dianne Roeder and Katrina Roeder, both mentors for TAPS, reach out to help other organizations like Freedom Quilts. Their connection with Freedom Quilts began with the loss of a loved one. On April 18, 2013 SSgt Shawn M. Roeder died unexpectedly. Freedom Quilts made a quilt for Dianne and Katrina honoring Shawn. The quilt […]

Freedom Quilts Raffle Winner

Jean Meier from Holstein is one of Freedom Quilts’ faithful donors, and this year she was the winner of the Freedom Quilts annual 4th of July quilt raffle. One of the things Jean said was she never wins big, so she was quite surprised to learn she was the winner of this year’s quilt. Congratulations […]

In Loving Honor of Bill Doyle. Farewell my dear friend.

I want to honor a very special friend. His name is Bill Doyle. Without Bill Doyle’s help and the help of Mary Fetcher, I never would have been able to hand out quilts to all the 911 families. The New York Post wrote this about Bill: Bill Doyle, a tireless 9/11 family advocate who lost […]

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