Memorial quilt honors Parrott

Jul 10, 2013

MedWest Haywood Hospice & Palliative Care, as part of its “We Honor Veterans” program, is paying tribute to one of Haywood County’s own fallen soldiers, Staff Sgt. Michael C. Parrott.

Parrott was the first Haywood County native killed in the Iraq War. His mother, Suzanne Parrott, has been a hospital volunteer for more than 30 years at hospice. She donated a memorial quilt which was made in his honor by the Colorado Chapter of the Home of the Brave Quilt Project.

The quilt, which will become a permanent memorial at The Homestead at MedWest, is a reproduction of a Civil War U.S. Sanitary Commission quilt stitched by hand and signed by those whose loving memory of him is a testament to the gratitude we all feel for his sacrifice. It is mounted in the front hallway at the Homestead along with his photograph and a description of the quilt’s significance.

The “We Honor Veterans” program is a new joint initiative by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Veterans Administration to recognize the contributions and unique needs of our veterans as they approach the end of their lives.