LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his. John 15:13," six-year-old Lily recited.
"Lily I've got something for you too," Brother Jim Smith says as he hugs the six-year-old.
An emotional moment for this Marine Corps vet and six-year-old student. "It was everything I could do to keep from crying myself," Lily's grandmother Marlene Walker explains. But it is hard to hold back tears when you see your grandchild understanding lessons of appreciation.
Walker continued, "I love my veterans and I just want to thank all of them for the service to our country and this is just one small thing we can do to let them know we appreciate it."
Twin sisters Marlene Walker and Darlene Riddling created Throws for Heroes - coming from a long line of service men and seeing what they go through. They have even recruited other family members to help sew and distribute quilts to honor those who have served and are serving our country.
Walker says, "It's not about us and the throws it's about our vets that have paid the ultimate price."
And for that-this veteran is thankful.
"Thank you. Thank you very much...I can't be crying out here," Smith says, after accepting his quilt from Lily.
A simple, yet soulful token of appreciation.