Third grade students help honor military

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Quad City elementary students began a special project to honor the men and women who serve our country.

Lincoln Irving third graders in Moline are making a Wounded Warrior Quilt. The students put their hand-prints on each square of the quilt. Their teachers will assemble the squares and give them to a local quilter. Once completed, the quilt will be donated to wounded warriors.

“I hope they feel a sense of appreciation for what they do,” said teacher, Denise Cross. "That their hearts will be touched by children that help them through their time of need.”

The expectations are for the project to be finished by the end of the school year, and the quilter to be done during the summer.