Blog November 13, 2023
MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT, November 10, 2023:
Nineteen veterans who reside at StoneRidge Senior Living were honored for their military service today. Each person was presented with a quilt, created and sewn by one of their neighbors within the Life Plan Community, and gifted at a luncheon observance of Veterans Day.
The Patriots Quilt project was started by resident Rita Jolly, 89, when she moved to StoneRidge in 2018. “When I came here I realized that there were veterans that would benefit from having quilts made to recognize their service,” so she assembled a group of quilters she knew and then extended the invitation to others. In total, four quilters and five finishers participated this year.
“It’s important to me to honor our veterans because of the sacrifices they made,” added Jolly. “They sacrificed time with their families and friends. They placed their lives in harm’s way to protect our country and secure our freedom. The Patriots Quilt Project offers recognition for all their sacrifices.”
The quilters have chosen a pattern they like, we adapt them [the patterns] to make them red, white, and blue and each quilter works on her choice of designs,” said Jolly. Once the 5’ x 6’ quilt has been completed, batting is added, and the piece is bound on an electric sewing machine. Each quilt is a piece of art, lovingly handmade and gratefully received.
Nineteen veterans are being honored today:
- John Allen, U.S. Navy
- Joseph Benedict, U.S. Navy
- Joseph Benson, U.S. Air Force
- James Collins, U.S. Navy
- Jack Fischer, U.S. Army Special Forces
- David Goebel, U.S. Navy
- Fred Heuser, U.S. Navy
- Nelson Hulme, U.S. Navy
- Ron Hunter, U.S. Coast Guard
- Peter Littlefield, U.S. Navy
- J. Tinker Myles, U.S. Navy
- Bob Nelson, U.S. Coast Guard
- Derick Nicholas, U.S. Army
- David Parr, U.S. Coast Guard
- Michael Sadlon, U.S. Army
- Ed Sauers, Army National Guard
- Charles Schott, U.S. Navy
- John Spinner, U.S. Navy
- Donald Walsh, U.S. Air Force
The StoneRidge Stone Quilters is one of 14 resident-founded social groups/committees at StoneRidge, a Life Care Services (LCS®) Senior Living Community.
StoneRidge is a senior living, life plan community in Mystic, CT. StoneRidge, situated on 32 acres, is next to 100 acres of conservation land at the corner of Jerry Browne and Pequotsepos Roads. A few miles from the historic downtown of Mystic, CT, StoneRidge is conveniently located close to Olde Mistick Village, the Mystic Aquarium, the Mystic Seaport Museum, the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, and the Mystic Museum of Art. StoneRidge is managed by Life Care Services (LCS®), the leader in developing and managing senior living communities nationwide.