Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Daina Kubasak has always exhibited a dedication to patriotism, especially to the remembrance our fallen soldiers. Her own son, Cpl. Jared W. Kubasak, was killed in Iraq in 2005, the only Franklin County resident killed during that conflict. Since then, Ms. Kubasak has been a stalwart in helping make sure all fallen heroes are never forgotten.
One of her efforts is particularly noteworthy, and she got the idea from reading about a man who was killed in the World Trade Center. In a photo with the article, the man's widow was draped in a quilt she had made using his clothing. Ms. Kubasak, who could not bring herself to dispose of her son's clothing, then set about learning how to quilt.
Since then, she has made several quilts from Cpl. Kubasak's clothing, and has given some to soldiers who had served with her son. We are quite sure those soldiers will always cherish the quilts.
She calls her creations "Fallen Soldier Quilts" and they are inspiring as well as patriotic. It's such a personal touch, one that honors a soldier in a unique and loving way.
We are all proud of Ms. Kubasak, just as we are proud of her late son, who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. These quilts provide a memorial that will indeed never be forgotten.