Monday, May 29, 2017

In Flanders Fields by John McCrea

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Memorial Day Blessings

Thank you to all those who have given their lives to the service of our country.

Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. 

While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military — in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served — not only those who died — have sacrificed and done their duty.

Copy from The Washington Post with photo by Jan Riser.

Friday, May 26, 2017

"An Opening in the Forest" by H. David Wright

I've always liked doing paintings of the hunter and his dog in deep woods. This one is titled "An Opening in the Forest".  Those are times that are shared only by two hunters.This painting goes to the Lord Nelson's Gallery show at History Meets the Arts next month in Gettysburg.

Copy and painting supplied by David Wright.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

2017 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show: Photos

Robert Tilghman and Art Riser

Charles Miller and friend

Al Rehder Display

 Photographed at the 2017 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show by Jan Riser.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Knife by Glen Mock

Photographed at the 2016 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2017 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show: Photos

Farrell Latour Display

Robert Melancon Display

John Rogers Display

Photographed at the 2017 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show by Jan Riser.