Memorial Day


We in the United States mark this day as the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season, but Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering all Americans who died in defense of freedom. This is my tribute to the fallen. It’s painted from a photo taken of an anonymous torpedo plane from VT-8 Squadron that took off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet on June 4th, 1942 and didn’t return. Acrylics on watercolor board.