That was Memorial Day, a day for all of us to remember the all of the heroes who sacrificed their precious LIVES so people like you and me can write about whatever we feel, follow whatever dreams we may have and live a life the way God intended--with freedom from control.
My husband Patrick served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 2003 until 2010 and was deployed to Iraq in 2004 and 2009. During the time he served, his Nashville-based unit lost five brave men during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
I painted this for Patrick to thank him for his selfless service and the pain and sacrifice of all the men and women he served with, in honor of the five souls who live on in our memories:
SSgt Marcus Golczynski 3/27/07
Cpl Brad McCormick 8/19/04
LCpl Richard Buerstetta 10/23/06
LCpl Tyler Overstreet 10/23/06
LCpl William Spencer 12/28/06
Semper Fi, Marines. RIP.