Quilt project honors fallen soldiers
Write a message of comfort to a family that has lost a soldier in combat when the "Home of the Brave Quilt Project" returns to the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor on Labor Day, Monday.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors will be able to write messages on squares of quilts sewn by volunteers. The aim of the project is to present quilts to the families of every soldier who has died in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The project continues a tradition that dates to the Civil War, when volunteers made quilts for soldiers' cots. Many soldiers asked to be buried with their quilts.
The museum is at 319 Lexington Blvd. on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.
To help with the quilts, call 677-9709 or visit www.homeofthebravequiltshawaii.org.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARBULLETIN.COM
Gov. Linda Lingle signed one of the patches for the "Home of the Brave Quilt Project" earlier this year.