Saturday, May 26, 2012


Today's post happens to fall the day before Memorial Day here in the United States.

Since I am an artist, not a political reactionary or pundit, I won’t add to the mountains of opinions, poetry and essays on the benefits/horror/patriotism/valor of serving in our nation’s military forces.

Copyright 2012 Patricia Scarborough 11 x 14 oil 

 I will simply ask you to take a moment, a few seconds even, from whatever holiday revelry you find yourself involved in.  Whisper a thank you to soldiers of conflicts past and present.

 Reflect if you will on what has been given since the early days of our nation so that we – you and I - can live our lives under a system of government that pretty much allows us the opportunity to make our own choices about how we live our lives.

Thank you. Thank you so much.


Karen said...

Beautiful painting, Patty, and words well spoken. We are so fortunate to live where we do, and I will add my thanks to yours. Let it be shouted from the rooftops that America is the land of the free, and kept that way by those we honor on Memorial Day, and every day. Keep them safe while they are in harm's way, and bring them home again to loving arms.

Thanks, my friend, from the bottom of this Navy mom's heart.

Patty said...

Thank you for sharing your son with us, Karen.

Sharon Ohmberger said...

This is a lovely painting and fits well with the post, probably because we vacation in the Sandhills over Memorial and Labor Days and that means "peace" to me, and gratitude.

Patty said...

Thanks sweetie. Glad you stopped by.