Middle school students dedicate quilt to fallen

By Derek Gean
Community editor

A group of Waynesville school district students have a new appreciation for the nation’s fallen, after completing a special project for the Fort Leonard Wood community.

The members of the Waynesville Middle School — Club TIGER, Patch It Up Program, along with their sponsor Katrine Nielsen, Patch It Up lead, presented a memorial quilt to installation leaders May 21 at a ceremony in Hoge Hall.

The students took on the project as a way to connect with the military community and to provide a tribute to fallen service members as the community prepared to celebrate Memorial Day, Monday.

“The memorial quilt is a reflection of the meaning behind Memorial Day: to remember those Soldiers we have lost in conflict,” Nielsen said.

Nielsen said she was amazed that she lived in a military community, yet knew…     Read More...