this painting is inspired by my father-in-law. he is a songwriter, & quite honestly, a wordsmith. on memorial day this year, he played us a song he wrote entitled 'unknown soldiers.'
he told my husband & i what had inspired him to write the song. he was by himself, walking through stones river national battlefield & came into the cemetery, humbly paying his respect to all of the fallen unnamed soldiers from the civil war.
it was there, under a beautiful magnolia tree, jim penned a beautiful song.
my favorite part of the song is the last stanza--
'but rest in peace in knowing,
that your names are known to God.
your names, unknown soldiers,
are known to God.' --jim linam