Quilts of Tears is a project started by the Agent
Orange Victims and Widows Support Network. The quilts are a
memorial, tribute and honor to the Agent Orange Victims, both
living and dead.. The project began in 1998 by Jennie R. Le
Fevre, President of the Agent Orange Victims and Widows
The quilts are to draw national attention to the plight of
Vietnam Veterans affected by Agent Orange sprayed on them in
Vietnam. The quilts are called the "Quilts of Tears"
for many tears have been shed for these victims.
Family members of these victims are encouraged to submit quilt
blocks in honor of their loved ones. The blocks are then sewn
into quilts that are displayed at various veterans reunions
The quilts were displayed for the first time ever on the Mall
in Washington, D.C. Memorial day 1989. They were also at
a quilt show in N.J., two veterans reunions in St. Louis, Mo.
and at the Vietnam Veterans Reunion at Kokomo,Ind. last
They were exhibited in the Salt Lake City Utah State Capitol
Rotunda for Veterans Day ceremony, where Jennie R. Le Fevre,
the President of the Agent Orange Victims and Widows Support
Network was the guest keynote speaker.
The last exhibit was on the banks of the Reflecting Pool in
Washington, D.C. over Memorial Day weekend this year, we hope
this is to be an annual event.
Our Agent Orange Victims, both living and dead, have been
forgotten by our government and this is our way to give them
the honor and respect they so richly deserve. "The Quilts
of Tears" are warmly welcomed by all who see them.
The quilts have a life of their own and speak for themselves,
adnored with victim's pictures, their Vietnam information,
their Agent Orange health status, etc, etc .Love, pain and
sorrow can be seen in each block. One veteran stated that
"The "Quilts of Tears" was the most moving
piece of art he had seen since the WALL in Washington, D.C.
"The Quilt Of Tears" have been acknowledged and
endorsed by the Agent Orange Coordinating Council of which
Admiraal Zumwalt is chairman, the council consists of
repesentatives from all of the major veterans service
"The Quilts of Tears" also has recieved a letter of
acknowledgment and endorsement from Vietnam Veterans of
America Inc in Washington, D.C.
bless our Agent Orange Victims, we will never allow them to be