After the success of the last weekly word art‘s style, I decided to take my letter board out on location for this week’s piece. As you know today is Veterans’ Day, a day when we honor all of the men and women who have served our country both living and passed. This week’s word art is a tribute to veterans and all they’ve given in the name of freedom and security.
This quote is a paraphrase from General George Patton. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” It was a little too big for my board so I had to simplify it, but I think the message comes across.
When it came to staging this piece I got to thinking about the nearby graveyard just a quarter of mile down the road. There are several grave stones over a hundred years old and many are tagged as veterans. I couldn’t think of a better place to capture the quote.
No matter what side of the aisle you sit on I think we can all agree that were it not for the individuals willing to lay down their lives to fight for our country we wouldn’t have the opportunities that we have today. I can sit here and write about on whatever I feel like and post it to be read by everyone else in our entire nation without being censored. There are many who don’t have this freedom.
Also, a few readers have asked where I’ve gotten my letter board. I found this 20″ by 16″ board over at Joann Fabrics along with an extra set of letters. You can find a similar one here on Amazon too that’s in gray. I have another one that’s a square board with a wood color but I haven’t used it yet.
And finally, be on the lookout later this week for a new freebie and some information about my secret cake book that I’m going to be sharing with all of you. If you want to know the secrets to a perfect cake, especially working gluten free, be sure to stop by on Thursday!