WMDS Students Work to Create Memorial Quilt
Waynesville Middle School Club TIGER students are creating a Tribute Memorial Day Quilt to present to the Fort Leonard Wood Garrison Command.
To remember the fallen, members of the "Patch It Up" Club have been on FLW inviting soldiers to sign the names of their fellow soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for their country. The tribute squares will then be pieced together to form the quilt.
Spearheading the effort is the “Patch It Up” Club (a Club TIGER’s club), led by Katrine Nielsen, an AmeriCorps member. Patch It Up’s students recently toured Fort Leonard Wood’s Memorial Park and the U.S. Army Engineer Museum.
“Touring the Memorial Park and the Engineer Museum helped the students have an educational and emotional connection with what they are doing,” says Kimberly Williams, school liaison specialist with the FLW Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services Division, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
CSM Tyson Goolsby, the FLW Garrison Command Sergeant Major, also has assisted with the project.
The quilt will be presented to the Garrison Command on May 26 at Woodworks in the Pershing Community Center.