Freedom is Not Free

Volunteers from the Quilts of Honor organization have collaborated on “Freedom is Not Free,” a quilt honoring veterans and active soldiers and their sacrifices. The quilt will be on display until Wednesday, June 6 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va.

“Freedom is Not Free” was designed and pieced together by Flo Brooks of Stockon, Calif. and was quilted by Gail Belmont, the executive director of Quilts of Honor.

“The rich colors and symbols woven into the Marine Corps quilt help make it an incredibly moving and attractive piece, and the Museum is delighted to display it over the Memorial Day holiday,” said Museum Director Lin Ezell.

Since 2005 Quilts of Honor’s volunteers have provided patriotic quilts to service members with the hope that their creations will offer comfort and support to veterans and today’s warriors.

For more information on Quilts of Honor visit their website at

Lisa Swenson Ruble

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