As is my recent tradition, I’ve done a sketch to honor Active Duty Military and veterans on Veterans Day. “Thank you for your service” sounds so inadequate. There are so many sacrifices made by active duty military and their families, including the ultimate sacrifice. I spent most of my working life, and all of my professional life, serving them and it has been an honor and a privilege.
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This is from my photo of the State of Michigan Viet Nam Veterans Memorial. In a section of the park is this memorial to the veterans fallen in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts (OIF/OEF).
My images from the State Of Michigan Memorial are in this album. There are plaques with the names of those in Michigan who died. The entry sign says, “In memory of the men and women who service in the Viet Nam War and Later died as a result of their Service”. There are many VN war deaths that happened decades after the conflict due to diseases judged to be related to Agent Orange exposure. The focal point is this sculpture
NaNoDrawMo #25. Half way there.