Monday, May 26, 2014

Honoring Those Who Sacrificed

Today is Memorial Day here in the USA. For many it is a holiday with bbqs, or a day of shopping for that big sale, of just a day off from work. Many people forget that the day actually honors those who gave their lives in service to our country.

I planned to head to Sayville which usually has a lovely memorial service in Sparrow Park on Main Street. I checked the internet to find out what time I needed to be there and it said 11:00...but they were wrong. The service at the park was already over when I arrived, and I just barely caught the tail end of the service in front of the Sayville Fire Department. I sketched two members of the color guard in front of the property as well as the memorial wreath.


When the service was over I went over to the memorial in Sparrow Park and sketched that too.


My gratitude to those who fought for our rights and freedom, 
especially those who gave their lives for us. 




7 comments:

  1. A really lovely tribute, Joan. (How annoying that you were given the wrong time!)

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  2. Nice Memorial Day treasures Joan

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  3. Thank you so much for this respectful tribute to our fallen and men and women. They might not always liked what they were doing but they believed in our country and what we stand for. Thank you to all our servicemen and women.

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  4. Great tribute and great paintings Joan!

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  5. I knew you would be sketching the Memorial Day service! Great sketches! I love your honor guard.

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  6. These are super and a great tribute. Painting is always and adventure. You completed your goal in paint at least! Hugs and thanks.

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  7. Thanks Tina, Lorraine, Sherry, Michael, Mickey, and Jo. They always have a nice service, so I'm sorry I missed it...but glad I did get to sketch something.

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