Quilts help Pentagon put the pieces together

The 'Quilt of Caring' is from White Memorial Medical Center in East Los Angeles, Calif.; students at Hillcrest Elementary School in El Reno, Okla., made the quilt at right.

Henrik G. DeGyor

The 'United We Stand' quilt from Cardinal Forest Elementary School in Springfield, Va., left, stands next to the 'Proud to Be an American' quilt from Fall-Lenox Primary School in Olmstead Falls, Ohio.

A passerby checks out 'Story Quilt' by Patience Jackson of Marshalltown, Iowa, left, and 'The Heart of America' from D.M. Therrell High School in Atlanta.

A mother and son look over the 'United in Hand' quilt made by a first-grade class at Matthew Whaley Elementary School in Williamsburg, Va.

Among the gestures of sympathy and good will generated in the aftermath of Sept. 11 were quilts made by groups around the world and sent to the Pentagon.

The Pentagon has 60 handmade quilts in its collection, made by people from expert quilters to elementary school students and dedicated to the survivors of the attack.

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Fourteen of the quilts are on display through Sept. 15 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington.

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