Each year, we pause on Memorial Day to honor and remember all the men and women who gave their lives in sacrifice for their country.
This scene from Seattle in 1917 shows an all to common event in times of war; that of a soldier saying goodbye to a loved one as he departs. A moment full of emotions - love, fear, hope, pride - coursing through two people who do not know the next time they will see one another.
Over the decades, centuries, many have left those they love to serve our country. Many have returned back home. Sadly, many have not.
For all of those who did not return, we honor them. We are saddened and grateful for their sacrifice.
It is Memorial Day, 2017. "Farewell Kiss" is the latest in my series of World War 1 paintings to commemorate the centennial of WWI. I am happy to have completed this piece in time to release it on this day.
May 28th, 2017
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