I’m sure that y’all have heard about this wonderful painter, Kaziah Hancock, but if you haven’t, she and her team paint portraits of fallen soldiers, and gives them to the family members as sweet, precious gifts.
Kaziah has a true servant’s heart, and it almost feels like she’s adopted all the families she’s helped. As Elisabeth tearfully notes, it’s very touching that Lisa notes it’s like Kaziah “gives them back for a moment.”
If you want to help Kaziah and her team continue to paint these portraits, please visit their website and do what you can.
Against the background of a darkening sky, all of the past Presidents of the United States gather before the White House, as if to commemorate some great event. In the left hand corner of the painting sits a man. That man, with his head bowed appears distraught and hopeless as he contemplates his future. Some of the past Presidents try to console him while looking in the direction of the modern Presidents as if to say, “What have you done?” Many of these modern Presidents, seemingly oblivious to anything other than themselves, appear to be congratulating each other on their great accomplishments. In front of the man, paper trash is blowing in the wind. Crumpled dollar bills, legislative documents, and, like a whisper—the U.S. Constitution beneath the foot of Barack Obama.
Tonight’s Huckabee show was fantastic, and finally someone featured a segment on the artist of the Freedom Rock in Iowa, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen. The emails about his Freedom Rock artwork have been going around for years, and he’s been painting this rock since 1999.
“The rock was a large boulder that marked the entrance to a rock quarry. It slowly became a place for local kids to graffiti different sayings and pictures.
In 1999, after seeing “Saving Private Ryan,” I was inspired to find a way to say thank you to those who’ve served our great country. I painted the rock with a rough painting of the flag raising at Iwo Jima and “Thank you Veterants for our freedom.”
Since then, every Memorial Day, I re-paint the rock with different patriotic images and sayings in support of our military men and women, past and present.
Say a prayer for the men and women currently serving our country, and if you see a veteran today say “Thank You” for their service.”