As the presentation was about to begin I spoke briefly about how I would make every effort to keep my emotions in check...I lied.
I have been privileged and honored to make presentations to service members and veterans that have been 'touched by war' this one will always carry a special place in my soul.
It was also my honor to stand with other members of the Tidewater Quilters Guild who took the time to attend...as the QOVF Region 9 Virginia, Regional Coordinator sharing in this moment I was twice honored and privileged in the same evening...Elaine, Gussie, Barbara and Charoltte thank you. To the many women and men of the Tidewater Quilters Guild volunteer their time and talents to support the Quilts of Valor Foundation you exemplify what they stand for...It is my sincere desire that each member of TQG have the opportunity to witness a presentation and feel the love, caring and emotion that a QOV fills a room with.
To all of those that have served and are serving...thank you...and in case, just in case it slipped the minds of those you committed to defend and protect...Welcome Home. There is no mistaking...This foundation is not about politics...it's about the people.
And Bob...Semper Fi brother!!!
|Gussie (TQG on left), me and Bob the recipient|
|Gussie and Bob|
|Bob commenting on my failure to control my emotions|
|Bob asking me for a Kleenex...big tough guy!!!|