HONORING OUR VETERANS
" A Grateful Nation" is an original storypainting designed to honor the service and sacrifice of our U.S. Military personal.
Our inspiration for this painting is drawn from Honor Flight, a non-profit organization dedicated to transporting our American Veterans to see the memorials to the wars they fought in in Washington D.C.
Included in your package is a narration walking you through the image, as well as hidden pictures and a key.
With your purchase, we will donate 20% of our product sales back to Honor Flight to help send our Vets to Washington.
We are pleased to offer " A Grateful Nation" as a print on beautiful fine art paper.
It is available in it's original form, or we can personalize it with your soldier's name and picture.
Prints are available as 8" x 10", 11" x 14" & 12" x 15"
We also offer a framable 5" x 7" blank cards/ w envelope.
We can personalize your prints with a picture and name for a additional one time "personalization/file " fee of just $20.00
You can download an order form and mail, or order through our store by hitting the purchase prints button below.
Questions call 610-248-6795 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Files coming soon.
Having created the " Silent Night" painting for our local chapter of WAA in 2018 and then subsequently running an "inspired" fundraiser, I saw an opportunity for our artwork to help others in two ways. One, a "heart way", providing people a way to both honor and "hold a little closer" someone dear to them by adding their loved ones likeness and name to a beautiful artwork, the other, a financial way, by dedicating a portion of the sales of the prints back to help others.
Reflecting on that, I decided I'd like to reach out to another organization and create a original work of art to help support their cause.
Honor Flight came to mind almost right away. My earliest awarenesses of this organization was in 2013, when the Obama Administration blocked WW11 Vets brought in by Honor Flight from seeing their memorials. It was something to see people moving those barricades out of the way and taking our heroes in... God Bless them all.
I was sooooo infuriated watching this obvious attempt to inflict harm upon those that had served this country, for crying out loud, what kind of trash ( and I am being polite here) blocks Octogenarians from seeing a memorial? They sacrificed so much for our Freedoms, had traveled far to see these memorials, many of them frail, and the powers in control of the US Gov were spitting in their faces (and all of ours) and using them as pawns... I'm not going to go into that any deeper.. because y'all wouldn't like what would come out of my mouth, or off this keyboard ( or maybe you would, but we still aren't going there).
Anyway, I reached out to our local Honor Flight Hub early in 2019. The woman in charge here in East Tennessee is Edie Lowry. We had a nice long "get to know you chat" at a local eatery and hit it off right away. She is a super amazing person, a true gem and a beautiful soul. She loves those vets and her country and just WOW!
And dang, she had been there helping to move those barricades, now how cool is that???
I committed to making a painting we could use for fundraising to help get vets to D.C.
I've got to admit, It took a while longer than I expected to get this project done.
I had initially thought to do a simple painting along the same lines as "Silent Night" about the same size, 11" x 14".
It turns out there was actually so much subject matter when I took a good look at it, that I just couldn't do the story justice in such an abbreviated form.
I love history and this painting required some research, and once you start digging around, reading about memorials, poems, lives, wars, and looking at pictures, et. you can kind of loose track of time.
Edie had given me a guided photo tour of one of their trips, and let me tell you, they pack so much into their visit it's just unbelievable. Edie runs a tight ship!
She also likes her red lipstick and smacks her trademark kisses on cheeks with great joy... so y'all, when you see the lipstick kiss on the envelope in this painting, that one's from Edie!
So here we are, in Fall of 2019. I've gotten the artwork done, it's beautiful and ready to go. It turned out to be a storypainting... there's 5 hidden pictures and a key, also a written narration to walk you through it .
Those things come packaged with your print.
If you'd like to see them, I've downloaded the files here on this page, you can download them and print them out.
Order one, or a bunch.. we'll ship them out to you (If you're local to East Tenn, and prefer pick up, we can set up something just drop us a line or call), and we will share 20% of the purchase price with Honor Flight, and help get our heroes to D.C,
God Bless You, and God Bless America