Program at Norman library will honor fallen soldiers

Two Norman artists will discuss projects that honor fallen soldiers and display examples of their work at a program Saturday at the Norman Public Library.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 16, 2012
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— Two local artists will present a program honoring fallen soldiers Saturday at the Norman Public Library, 225 N Webster Ave.

“Portrait Freedom and Soldier Quilts” will feature veteran Kenneth Younkin, who has used his woodworking talents to aid the group Portrait Freedom, and quilter Patty Ennen.

Portrait Freedom was founded about 20 years ago by a Desert Storm veteran. The group offers families a crafted portrait on wood based on a photograph of a fallen soldier. The group contacts the next of kin for each soldier who has died in the line of duty.

Ennen will display some of her commemorative quilts and discuss her role as Oklahoma coordinator with the Home of the Brave Quilt Project.

The Home of the Brave Quilt Project was started as a memorial to fallen soldiers and to date has delivered more than 5,000 quilts to nearly 4,200 families of men and women who have given their lives in military service.

Space to attend the program is limited, so registration is required. To register, call 701-2600 or go to www.justsoyouknow.us/norman.


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