This stroke is in honor of all the men and women who have served and who are serving our great country, the United States of America. And for first responders. Men and women of valor, faith, bravery, strength, fortitude, strong will, power, perseverance, justice so that we can remain safe and free. And to all of us in this country who have walked through many difficult journeys. We are the home of the BRAVE. I painted my patriotic images right after the Boston Marathon bombing. My sister was running in the marathon, and our family was frantic to know her whereabouts when we heard the breaking news. Once we finally got a hold of her, she told us she had crossed the finish line 20 minutes before. We were so thankful for the first responders and that she was safe! How grateful I am to live in the "home of the BRAVE" and the "land of the FREE" and be part of "AMERICA STRONG".