Happy Veterans Day! My thanks to all who have served and given so much for our freedom and liberty.
Last year I did this painting based on a photo of my father-in-law and his medals from WWII. I think it is appropriate for today.
Today I wanted to do something to honor Veterans Day so I headed to Cedar Grove Cemetery in Patchogue. I was hoping to find some American flags on the graves there, but there were only a few. I did find this one for Capt. Austin Roe who fought in the Revolutionary War.
Here is a little more info about him:
Austin was a secret agent (Spy) in the service of General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War (1776 - 1781) on Long Island he was known as the Messenger of the Culper Spy Ring. He and his band were instrumental on the capture of British Major John Andre and the down fall of Benedict Arnold in 1780.
He was liked so much by George Washington that apparently Washington visited him at his home in Setauket.