Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembering ALL of Our Veterans

11/11/11, 11:11.11 am—Today is Veteran's Day, 2011. My dad served in the U.S. Navy from 1938-50 and the U.S. Army from 1950-59, being in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. This is a photo on my piano of my Dad from the early 1950s. Take a little time today to remember all of our men and women that have worn the uniform in the service of our country. I especially thank our gay soldiers, past and present, that with the repeal of the discriminatory DADT, can now serve openly and proudly.

This is a piece I've done of my father in 1946 at St. Peter's Square in Rome, on shore leave with many other sailors. He's in the center, with the cigarette and the swagger. This piece is on two joined antique chestnut floorboards.

This is another piece from his Navy days. These are six of his shipmates and their boat's mascot, a little puppy. This is entitled "What They Fought For" and has images of American life at the bottom, arranged in a sort of "service medal" form.


  1. Very nice tribute, Casey.

    Thank you to all of our veterans, those serving today and all of their families who serve in their own special way as well.

  2. thanks, Annie. After WWII, my father served in Japan and Germany, helping to rebuild those nations we were formerly at war with. My father owned German, and later, Japanese, cars, as well as American. He never discriminated against anyone, and would be totally supportive of DADT's repeal.

  3. We salute your dad and the many others today.
    The Korean War was known historically as the "Forgotten War" since all the attention was still on WWII.

    Mac Arthur was burned out and so impressed that Japan was nuked that he wanted to do the same in Korea.

    It was also rumored that he was a homosexual, so what.