Ann Horton
Honoring Those Who Served

 

The Vietnam War represents a staggering piece of American history. This war saw conflict on the battlefields, in the political arena, and in the hearts of Americans across the homeland. 2.7 million Americans served in the war, and 58,000 Americans were killed in action. As a therapist for many years, I have spoken with veterans of this war, and shared their painful memories. As the wife of a combat veteran, I have lived with the effects of war. This quilt was made to honor the incredible sacrifices these men and women have made in service to our country. The quilt seeks to extend a sense of spiritual journey, brotherhood and hope for healing to those who carry our nation’s wounds.

57"w X 68"h Machine pieced and quilted, hand and machine appliqué, digitized embroidery, hand beaded

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The image of the three soldiers is adapted from a photo taken in 1969 by Vietnam War photographer Hubert Van Es. Used with permission.
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