Fridays at Monument Terrace
A "Support the Troops" rally has been held each Friday at Monument Terrace in Lynchburg, Virginia beginning in November of 2001. This gathering includes citizens as well as veterans from all branches of our armed forces. They take pride in their mission to honor and support their military "brothers and sisters". After observing this event several times, I was inspired to honor our troops in my own way by depicting this ongoing display of patriotism. I also included some "spirits" of soldiers who may have served in past conflicts and made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Regardless of any political views, I believe that most Americans appreciate the efforts of our brave military. I dedicate this painting to the men and women of our armed forces - past and present!