FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A unique quilt honors the memory of fallen Kentucky troops and pays tribute to their Families.
The “Survivors of American Heroes” quilt was commissioned by the Kentucky National Guard's Survivor's Outreach Services as a symbol of the Guard's dedication to the families of Soldiers and Airmen who have died in service to our nation.
Retired Chief Master Sgt. David Orange works with the SOS program. He is also responsible for the quilt's design
"We wanted something that honored the fallen members of all our armed forces," said Orange. "The idea of a quilt has been very popular with military families, so it seemed natural to combine the two."
The prototype quilt was put together by Quilters Alley of Paducah, Ky. and measures four by six feet. The design includes an American flag background with a ribbon bar depicting the service stars associated with the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. Embroidered words proclaiming “Survivors of American Heroes” and “Because Someone Cared” send a clear message of gratitude.