Today is Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor our brave men and women who serve in our military forces. I painted these two pieces when our troops went to Afghanistan. Our flag is such a strong symbol, its an image that we encircle when our nation is faced with difficult times. Every time I see a flag, I try to pause for a minute and think about all the brave individuals who sacrificed their lives for our national ideals. And I always say thank you before moving on.