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In early-December 2009, I came across the talented artist, Jack Dawson, and his great patriotic paintings ... If My People, Impressions of Old Glory, and School Daze ... while attending Veterans Week in Branson, MO.  And consider him one of the best in . . . artistic expressions of America!

Well, Jack Dawson has done it again with the painting titled, Reviewing the Troops . . . which I consider is a patriotic masterpiece . . . as it wonderfully honors the troops and veterans from the fight for Independence through today with an underlying message of faith.

Reviewing the Troops by Jack E. Dawson

It is a timeless, artistic representation of those valiant ones who answered our beloved America's call through out Her glorious history . . . defending what makes all of us so very proud to be Americans . . . with many making the ultimate sacrifice for it to be so!  (My "Give Thanks" video expresses in poetic prose how Reviewing the Troops makes me feel when viewing it.)

Read about Reviewing the Troops below and then take a closer look at Jack Dawson's new memorable expression of America .

Description of Reviewing the Troops

"At first glance, you see George Washington saluting the troops of past and present wars. Every man and woman who has served our country to preserve freedom is to be honored. A few are pictured to represent them all. From left to right the soldiers represent a Vietnam Veteran, a Korean War Nurse, a soldier in Iraq/Afghanistan, a Persian Gulf Veteran, a living Vietnam Veteran, a Continental soldier, a Union Civil War soldier, a World War I Veteran, a Confederate Civil War soldier, a Vietnamese woman and baby, a World War II Veteran . . . As a court would review the evidence and reach a verdict, these troops are being honored for their service to our country. (Notice the word HONOR in the sidewalk.)

On further inspection we find the real key to this painting. It is the Lord (in the upper right corner) who is truly “reviewing the troops”. We are to be counted as good soldiers of Jesus Christ. He is reviewing our lives. The ultimate question is do I recognize and trust him? The little girl is leaving a note at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall. What do you think she is writing?" Jack E. Dawson

Oh yeah, Jack Dawson has two other new wonderful patriotic paintings, Freedom Walk and Memories Worth Repeating.  He also has many beautifully, inspiring paintings about faith . . . All are available in various sized framed prints and other print options.

David Bancroft, Founder of USA Patriotism!

Thank you Jack Dawson for giving us more of your beautiful seek and find Expressions of America, and especially the emotional stirring... Reviewing the Troops!

David G. Bancroft
Founder / Owner
USA Patriotism!
Copyright 2010


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