Quilt of Valor - 10/25/15

Jane Dougherty visited our parish to present a “Quilt of Valor” to Rick Comshaw, in honor of his service in the armed forces. We were also honored to welcome the quilt-maker herself, Diane Maglaris, who joined Jane in the presentation. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Jane explained that these quilts are made as a manifestation of love and respect for veterans. We held a short blessing service for the quilt and then Jane and Diane wrapped Rick in the quilt.

As a special surprise, it turns out Jane is a long-time friend of Valerie and John Wigglesworth, who were also prepared to take photos of the occasion!

Rick served in the Navy for many years, notably during conflicts in Beruit and Grenada, before being discharged in 1991 due to an injury. He accepted the quilt on behalf of all the veterans of the parish, noting that some from previous wars are still in our midst. May God grant Rick, Jane and Diane many years!