Thursday, November 10, 2011

Remembering Veterans - Contest

I have entered this quilt into the Quilting Gallery weekly themed contest.
New Zealand's Gallipoli Campaign 1915
Please go here to vote from this Friday (11th) evening until Sunday (13th) evening (NZ time).
Tomorrow, Friday 11 November 2011 at 11:00am (notice how all the 11's line up) is Armistice Day. I thought that this was the most appropriate of my military quilts to enter.

Armistice Day
Wreath-laying ceremonies mark Armistice Day at the National War Memorial in Wellington and at many local War Memorials throughout New Zealand. As part of these ceremonies, two minutes silence is observed at 11 a.m. on 11 November in memory of those New Zealanders' who died while serving their country.
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front in 1918.

1 comment:

Potpourri said...

I have voted for your quilt. The Gallipolli campaign is very familiar to me. My uncle fought with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, next to the Anzacs.
I visited NZ in 2008 and went to the national memorial in Wellington
Remembrance Day is a very somber day in Canada and we remember the Veterans who fought for us.
Your quilt is lovely and I am going to follow your blog.