Single Sailor On Deck

It was the culmination of Fleet Week in New York City and a finer day could not be had-sunny, glorious Memorial Day on the Hudson River. The big ships had made their passage and now, thousands of people jammed the piers to celebrate those who serve and have served. This drawing of the Intrepid is one of so many that I have made over the years, but each and every time, I do get a kind of chill that overcomes me when I think of the reason that this beauty comes to sit practically in my back yard. We thought that we would see so many sailors, but they must […]

Memorial Day 2012

This lovely old gentlemen was a charmer.  They told me his wife couldn’t find him, when it was time to go to the Memorial Day ceremony…then she discovered he had dug out his old uniform and was standing there, resplendent, 40+ years later.

Memorial Day, 2011

It was a perfect day for the outdoor service at the local American Legion post, and a good crowd…I always record this, Joseph’s one of the Honor Guard, but the color and speeches are inspiring as well.  I get to see good friends, as well… I did this one in pencil on the spot and added the color later…

Memorial Day, United States holiday

In honor of Memorial Day and all those who have been affected by war, I’m posting this drawing I made yesterday in Staten Island Harbor. As part of Fleet Week, the USS Carr and USS New York are docked there for visitors. The USS New York was made with steel from the World Trade Center, to honor all those who died that day and since, in the wars spawned by 9/11. It choked me up a little to see it. Posted by Veronica Lawlor.

Memorial Day in the U.S.

Yesterday was Memorial Day in the States; remembering those in the Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice. Our local Vets Club had their usual moving ceremony; I guess it’s not possible for me to hear “Taps” without tears. Since my husband is in the Honor Guard, I enjoy documenting it each year in sketches. Lovely to see old friends I hadn’t seen in 30 years, too! I did this in pencil on the spot, and added color later.