American Legion Auxiliary helps children make quilts

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Members of the American Legion and children at Food for Thought proudly display the quilts that were made from blocks designed by children at the program. (Photo Submitted)
Pictured are Don Hale (left) and Lanair Niblock. They are the two veterans who have just received the quilts that the children made for them. Some of the children can be seen sitting in front at our program, July 29. (Photo Submitted)

Nevada’s American Legion Auxiliary worked with the children at the summer Food For Thought program on July 3. Legion members taught children, first- and second-graders, about our flag, and then led them in a discussion on what they could do for our country. The children then were given white fabric squares and fabric markers to make patriotic designs on them; many even included words thanking our veterans for serving our country and helping to keep us safe and free. Several children drew the flag and a few even wrote out all the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. The squares were then sewn together and made into quilts.

On July 29, the Presentation Program was held at the school with the children and veterans present. Children were chosen to present the quilts. The two veterans receiving quilts were Don Hale and Lanair Niblock. The children recited the Pledge of Allegiance for them and asked them several questions.

Junior Auxiliary girls assisted in making the quilts and recited a poem at the program. The ceremony concluded with everyone singing “God Bless America.”

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