I took this photograph at Fort Ticonderoga last summer and turned it into a tribute to the fine men and women in the American Armed Forces who keep us safe every single day. And as a memorial to those who we have lost over the years. May the years ahead bring peace so that we shall not have to memorialize our future sons and daughters.
“The Patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell
Photograph of a Revolutionary War soldier at Fort Ticonderoga, New York by Edward M. Fielding
Note: the watermark in the lower right does not appear in the final print.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
I would like to thank the collector from Rossville, TN for choosing this image and such a beautiful frame. The 19.88″ x 30.00″ print of Patriots Blood Memorial Day by Edward M. Fielding will look fantastic where ever it is going to be hung.
As the son of a veteran I thank your family for their service.
Born: July 27, 1777
Died: June 15, 1844
Thomas Campbell (27 July 1777 – 15 June 1844) was a Scottish poet chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing especially with human affairs. A co-founder of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland, he was also one of the initiators of a plan to found what became University College London. In 1799, he wrote “The Pleasures of Hope”, a traditional 18th century didactic poem in heroic couplets. He also produced several stirring patriotic war songs—”Ye Mariners of England”, “The Soldier’s Dream”, “Hohenlinden” and in 1801, “The Battle of Mad and Strange Turkish Princes”.