In the Presence of an American Hero’s Hero

In our lives, we marvel at stories of heroic acts of our service members, both past and present. In our daily lives, we also honor those touched by war with Quilts of Valor.

The other evening, members of Germantown, MD, MSP Quilting Angels, a chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation ( attended a television broadcast taping to air on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2011.

Held at the Music Center at Strathmore ( for the fourth consecutive year, the United States Air Force Band ( proudly partners with Maryland Public Television ( to create a special musical tribute to veterans of all services with the program “America's Veterans – A Musical Tribute”.

The tribute included noted personalities, from television, stage and the music fields, to give honor and pay tribute to a member of each of our five armed service units – Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

The personal stories, narrated by the Air Force Chaplin, detailed the heroic acts of a Hero’s hero, who, through selfless-giving, saved countless lives in the face of one’s own certain loss of life. The recognition of these men and woman, recipients of the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross and Coast Guard Medal of Heroism, seems to pale in comparison to the their personal acts of heroism.

I encourage you to contact your local PBS ( station. Ensure you are able to view and record one of the most inspiring events you will view this year and next year…Join us at the annual event!   or by email at

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