Gold Star Parent

Speaking Engagements

Jan is a GoldStar Parent. Her stepson, SPC Jason Edens, was severely injured on April 15, 2012 while serving in Afghanistan, when his unit was attacked with small arms fire. SPC Edens was medically evacuated to Germany and was then transferred to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland. And on April 26, 2012, Jason passed away as a result of his injuries.


As a result of those experiences, Jan now devotes her full time and attention to serving as the CoFounder and Treasurer of the Jason Edens Memorial Association as well as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Fisher House. She gives numerous speeches as often as she can to honor Jason’s memory and the service of all American Veterans.

Jan has spoken on bhelf of the Tennessee Fischer House in Murfreesboro, TN, the Fisher House Foundation, Rockville, MD and numerous Memorial Day and Veterans Day events.


Should you wish to have Jan speak at your event, please contact her by filling in the form below.

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4th Annual
Jason Edens Memorial Golf Tournament


Monday - October 9, 2017

Organizations We Support

In Honor of Our Son Jason,
We Help Our Soldiers and Veterans in Need