Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

For the last few years I have tried to attend one of the Memorial Day Ceremonies here on Long Island. I missed the one in Sayville which I usually attend since I slept late, so instead I went to Patchogue. I sat in the park by the VFW Hall which I knew was the end of the parade, and caught some of the participants as the beginning of the parade arrived. I was there sketching long enough for most of the ceremony. It was a touching tribute to those who gave their lives, those who served, and the families and friends of those who are still serving.

EDM - May 25 - an apron


  1. Joan, another amazing work. I found myself studying your distant people, trying to figure out how to do this myself. As always, I'm loving your EDM sketches too! Sounds like you had a nice weekend!

  2. How great, to have a big event to attend and yet still be able to sketch...bliss.

  3. You really captured the essence of the ceremony, great work! I also love your tribute in the post below.
    Your doing such nice work with your edinm sketches!

  4. Wonderful sketch of the Memorial Day event. Great group of people!

  5. Thanks, Sherry!!! It was a fun, full weekend.

    Ann, I sketch almost everywhere. Thanks.

    Celia, thanks!!!

    Kate, it is fun to sketch the crowd. Thanks.