VETERAN ARTISTS AND POETS SUPPORTED BY OPERATION GRATITUDE
On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, national Veteran nonprofits Operation Gratitude, Challenge America, and the National Veterans Art Museum, invited Veteran artists to recognize the service and sacrifice of first responders, active-duty service members and Veterans by participating in the National 9/11 Veterans Art Competition.
The art competition honored the memory of all those who gave their lives on 9/11 and after. By sharing your time and talent with these brave men and women in uniform, we revealed the selfless courage, generosity and mutual respect that bound us together as Americans at this historic moment in our nation’s history.
It is out of a spirit of service and gratitude, we called on Veteran artists to celebrate our nation’s military and first responder heroes with an invitation to join us by submitting 2D art and/or poetry reflecting the theme “Standing United.”
On September 11, we will offer millions of grateful Americans the opportunity to write personal messages of thanks on postcards featuring the winning Veteran artworks. In addition, selected artists will receive the opportunity to display their artwork in the National Veterans Art Museum."
Quoted at the Challenge America website, 2021