"Aussie Hero Quilts
Thank you for your outstanding ongoing support to the men and women of the Australian Defence Force serving in the Middle East Area of Operations.
Your special gifts of quilts and laundry bags remind us every day that people at home are thinking of us. We very much appreciate your support"
And it is signed by the Major General, the Commander of Joint Task Force 633.
I felt very humbled and very much appreciate it but of course it is for all of us, I just get to hang it on my wall. :-)
The certificate was accompanied by a Commemorative Coin which is very special.
Formalities over, there was time to share some morning tea. Now there were two great gents where this fellow used to be, and over the months there has been quite a bit of banter back and forth with them - your typical military humour and mickey taking. At the end of their deployment I sent them a box of goodies which included some home made cookies as a way of saying "thanks for working with us". What I didn't know what that the other fellow was away at the time and was not able to partake of any of the cookies. They were eaten without him. Apparently he never forgave his "mate" so this photo is for him, just to let him know that we were thinking of him on Friday, even though he couldn't join us for morning tea. :-)
My name is XXXX and I would like to thank you so much for the beautiful Scottish quilt you sent. I feel proud and honoured to have received a piece of art from yourself. Thank you so much as well for your time and effort for personalising it for me.
And finally a short and sweet one for Jean D