February 12, 2008

Purple Heart

Pastel, 5x7
[SOLD, orig-California, print-NH]
print may be available

The original Purple Heart, "the Badge of Military Merit," was established by George Washington in 1782. "Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the purple heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen."
This painting is a valentine to our veterans, current soldiers in Iraq, and, by coincidence, also honors Washington's birthday.

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