Congressman Allen West assist artist have her tribute to the fallen and wounded displayed at Walter Reed Medical Center

 

Comment by Jim Campbell

No matter the task at hand Congressman Allen West is ready to assist not just veterans but all of those working to turn our country around and wrest control from the progressives currently running the show whose vision is to bring the country down.

Local artist Nancy Woodrow donated her artwork to Walter Reed medical center.

By LEIGH ZALESKI, Daily Record

Woodrow contacted West because she’s seen him on TV and because the 22-year Army veteran served in Afghanistan.

Congressman Allen B. West and Nancy Woodrow of Springfield Township, with a painting by Woodrow

there, she saw a soldier who had artificial hands and an injury to his eye sitting in a wheelchair. He had family with him, but Woodrow thought about what his life would be like if he didn’t.

In February, Woodrow said, she received a letter from West, who liked her idea.

“I believe your painting will be inspirational to the men and women (who) return from service to our nation,” West wrote to Woodrow.

Angela Melvin, communications director for the congressman, said West has a good relationship with the hospital because of his military history and that he often visits there. He arranged the donation.

Artist Nancy Woodrow donated a patriotic painting to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. A similar painting to the one she donated hangs in the background of this photo.

Artist Nancy Woodrow had painted two replicas of an eagle painting before she had the idea to donate one. It makes me feel really, really patriotic, she said of the painting. (DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS CHRIS DUNN)

About a year ago, artist Nancy Woodrow saw a story on TV about a wounded soldier who had fought in Afghanistan.

It made her feel terrible, and she thought about reaching out to a random injured veteran on

Facebook. Instead, she decided to offer her artwork as a way to console many soldiers and their families.

Woodrow, 62, of Springfield Township, wrote a letter to U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., in November, expressing that she wanted to donate a patriotic painting to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Complete Story Below:


In June, she traveled to Bethesda with her sister and two friends to meet the congressman and deliver the painting to the medical center. She said she helped a medic at Walter Reed find the right place to hang it in the Warrior Café, a room full of windows.

While she was there, she saw a soldier who had artificial hands and an injury to his eye sitting in a wheelchair. He had family with him, but Woodrow thought about what his life would be like if he didn’t.

“What happens to these soldiers who don’t have any family?” she said, adding that she might reach out to a veteran in that situation to offer support.

Woodrow said her donation made her feel like she helped wounded soldiers in a small way.

“I feel like I did something now,” she said. “It’s not enough, but I did something.”
“What happens to these soldiers who don’t have any family?” she said, adding that she might reach out to a veteran in that situation to offer support.

Woodrow said her donation made her feel like she helped wounded soldiers in a small way.

“I feel like I did something now,” she said. “It’s not enough, but I did something.”

717-771-2101; @leighzaleski

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