Wednesday, March 6, 2013

On the Pentagon News

Lenny Truitt and I ( Laurel B.) recently found ourselves on the Pentagon News regarding the Quilts of Valor Foundation.  As region 9 coordinators, we were contacted by the Port Mortuary News and Documentary Department asking if we would consider making a video presentation.  Their request coincided with our bi-monthly QOVF sew a block day held at our local quilt shop and we thought it would be the perfect time.

QOVF founder Catherine Roberts began the practice of awarding a QOV to Port Mortuary workers upon completion of their mortuary rotation and Lenny and I have continued our support of that endeavor.  Most but not all Port Mortuary workers have been deployed and have stood in harms way.  But each has earned their QOV by providing the final honor for their fellow service members.  Their care and devotion in this final act is demanding , exacting, and as stressful as being in harms way.  We have seen first hand the reactions of workers as they are notified of the pending arrival of the fallen an we have also heard from them how much the QOV means. It is our privilege to be able to honor each and every member of the port Mortuary.

Here are the links to the video.  One is the mortuary affairs news and the other is the Pentagon Channel.