Flags of our Fathers May 30, 2011

Memorial Day, 2011

Dawn's Early Light on Old Glory. It graces my home...long may it wave.

I don't remember being around in WWII, but I am here now, enjoying life. I am constant reminded of the sacrifices others have made and continue make today, for my freedom and liberty.

It's humbling for me as an artist, to paint paintings with an awareness of the fact that others have provided me with extraordinary opportunities in this rich life I lead.

So, I strive diligently to repay them in thought, word, and deed.

Photo: The Near Beach Hotel showing her colors.
The Flag: My Father's Flag: Flown over the U.S. Capital on December 7, 1941

Photo: T. Van Stein