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L Skylar Brown
07-27-2012, 05:12 AM
I met this guy in the elevator of the hospital. We talked. I thanked him for his sacrifice. This was his response...

(I should've done a better illustration, but I was so anxious to share this! BTW- he had a shirt on, I just thought this would be more interesting!)



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coops
07-27-2012, 05:35 AM
Fabulous and truly moving, we owe so much to these guys and gals. Well done Skylar:)

semd74
07-27-2012, 05:51 AM
Thanks for sharing this Skylar...hats off to all the men and women who serve (and have served) in god forsaken places around the world to defend freedom

L Skylar Brown
07-27-2012, 06:50 AM
it was all I could do to keep from crying. The tears came as I did this piece, tho.

barnburner
07-27-2012, 06:59 AM
What a very very moving piece Skylar. Wonderful tribute to those that have sacrificed so much. The all too often forgotten heroes.

limey-g
07-27-2012, 08:04 AM
Nicely done Skylar, a fitting tribute to so many injured in war.
Geoff

L Skylar Brown
07-27-2012, 09:46 AM
Barney, Limey - Thanks Guys! (I took some time to finish out the sketch a bit more.)

Shibui
07-27-2012, 10:12 AM
Thank you for sharing such a tribute to our heroes! Can I share on Facebook, and anyplace else I can find?

L Skylar Brown
07-27-2012, 10:30 AM
Absolutely!

chinapete
07-27-2012, 03:24 PM
thank you, skylar ... father and uncles served in WW II, me in the Vietnam era, son in the danger zones of Africa and Afghanistan ... may the grandson never see "all changed, changed utterly" ...

iceaxe
07-27-2012, 09:01 PM
Thanks Skylar, Certainly stops and makes me think!

Caesar
07-27-2012, 10:21 PM
It's always really moving to see a young guy in these conditions, whatever the reason and the awareness and acceptance of this possibility, more or less coming from a risk. A hero is also someone we feel grateful too, i think, so I believe You are. Even in war scenarios we may have people we should be grateful too (and we don't do enough here) as well as people we may deeply despice, according to how they behave and follow civilization and conscience determined rules still valid also in such a situation of open violence.
For sure anyone courageously carrying on his life even in front of losses or dealing with serious obstacles and pain wisely may be defined a hero too (we may see so many of them in everyday life) and we can never say, from appearance, who's the one deserving more compassion (in the sense of sharing or suffer for) and more help. Often enough the ones without any visible problem.:rolleyes:

pat1940
07-28-2012, 01:00 AM
Skylar, this bought tears to my eyes, thanks for sharing

L Skylar Brown
07-28-2012, 08:15 AM
I had such a strong reaction to this, I was sure it would be something very worth sharing. Thanks!!!

Mairzie Dotes
07-28-2012, 08:33 AM
L Skylar Brown,
Well said and well expressed! Bless all those who have served.
He is my hero! :)

Alexandra
07-28-2012, 09:45 AM
God bless them all Skylar. A beautiful illustration of such a beautiful person.