After the Veteran's Day exhibits at Checotah Library, Okeene Library and the 45th Infantry, the Thanking Our Troops--God Bless America Touring Quilts officially ended following a four-year tour. Grown men cried as they read the stories thanking them for their service and they realized that their sacrifices for their country were not in vain.
The 100 donated quilts and Buckboard Quilts entries will continue to be available to exhibit since demand is still vigorous. All other quilts will be returned to the quilt artists with a huge thank you for their contribution to this great cause to provide quilts for wounded soldiers and families of the fallen.
If you have contact information for families of the fallen soldiers, please contact me now so that we may provide a quilt for the mother and wife.
Alma Johnson's colorful 45th Infantry quilt will remain at the 45th Infantry Museum at NE 36th and Eastern in Oklahoma City, OK.