Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Grayson Country Quilters

Quilt of Valor Presented to Workman Family

Over the past month, hundreds of friends, family and comrades have paid tribute to hometown hero Jason Workman, who gave the ultimate price in his personal fight against terrorism.  Standing behind him all the way in his dangerous assignments, were his parents, wife, son, brothers, and their wives and children.  In recognition of their great and sorrowful loss, local quilters joined together to piece a Quilt of Valor for his parents, and a Patriotic wall hanging for his wife and son.  These were presented to the Workman family on Sept. 15 at their home.
   “We hope the comforting symbol of this quilt will remind them always of Jason’s love of his country and his family, as well as their love for him.  Its country stars symbolize his roots in the rural west, and Blanding’s respect and love for him and their whole family.  We also want Staci and Jax to remember there is a whole town here who will never forget Jason, and are praying for them, and all the Workmans.” – Grayson Country Quilters

In 2003, Catherine Roberts of Seaford, DE, started the Quilts of Valor Foundation when her son and his 630th MP Company were being deployed from Germany to Iraq for one year. She was thrown into a group of other Americans who send their loved one into harm’s way.   The Grayson Country Quilters are only one of hundreds of organizations who have since joined the effort to make quilts to comfort the wounded and the families who have lost their loved one in this war on terror.  Special thanks to Holly Walker for her help and insight in this effort.

Those who still wish to make a donation in Jason's memory either to the Navy Seals or his wife  can donate to Naval Special Warfare Foundation 
(www.nswfoundation.org) or the Workman family at: Towne Bank, 297 Constitution Drive, Virginia 
Beach, VA 23462. Checks payable to: Workman Family Fund.

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