This is not quite the William and Mary green. I bought it to go with the decor in my Reston house, which is the one Dana will remember from some of the family gatherings - Thanksgiving and her father's 50th birthday to name two.
So back to a little about the quiltmaker and writer of this family history: when I finished college, the best opportunity for me with my language major was as an analyst with the Defense Department. I worked there for a couple of years, quit and worked as a contractor on a joint military installation in Germany, then moved to Hawaii where I worked for the Navy. About the only proof that I was a direct Navy employee is a letter that came with a check for a special service I performed, sent to me after my last day there. (this is just the letterhead and first line.)
Then I went back to my previous job in the DC area - here are a couple of photos taken at awards ceremonies in the 1990's - I cropped out the other people in the photos. The first one is a folder with a check inside for my support to a cutting-edge research project. Flags always show up in these photos.
And finally here's a photo I cropped so we could see the U.S. Navy's flag. The occasion was a medal ceremony - I earned it for support to the Balkans war in the mid-1990's.