I wanted this piece because I am an American, but I wanted it mainly because I support this country that we call The United States of America. My father served for this country as well as my grandfather, and I have served for this country because I believe in what this country stands for no matter who or what is in charge of it. I will defend this country no matter how old or sick I get and until the day that I die. I also support the men and women of law enforcement who protect the laws of the land, and this piece is the most precious piece I have ever owned. I thank my husband for gifting it to me this year on our 2nd wedding anniversary.
May 12, 2004 My hero was killed in Ramadi Iraq. He was my oldest son. This was the most horrific day of my life and I continue to struggle as the Angelversary draws near. This piece I happened to see online and loved its simplicity and yet it spoke volumes at the same time.
I had been looking for just this special piece because it represents so much to me. My husband of just 7 years passed away suddenly in January 2015. He was a Vietnam Veteran and so we had a veteran's service for him. This piece will always remind me of being given the American Flag that was draped across his casket. Though it was a truly sad moment it also has great meaning to me to know that he represented his country to protect us all and therefore was always there to protect myself and his family. I have several pieces of Willow tree and each one represents something in my life. Each one is so special. Thank you for each of my pieces; they are cherished.
My Father, who served in the Korean War, just passed away April 7th. During the service, there was a 21 gun salute, and a flag was draped over his casket. When I saw this figurine, I knew it must be added to my collection, in remembrance of him. Each time I look at "Hero", it reminds me of how sweet my father was and how much I admired what he did for his country. The flag was presented to my brother, but I did at least get my picture taken with it. Thank you for making this piece. It really is very special.
It's inpiring for Susan to hear how you feel about your Willow Tree piece. Your personal interpretation is so meaningful... thank you for taking the time to share it.