2018 Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
Eighth Place
$500 Lorraine Frier Department of North Dakota Scholarship

Zachary Barther | 12th Grade
“Untitled” | Medium: Graphite
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 7536 | Lyndhurst, Ohio

“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” – Adalai Stevenson

“The gentleman in my portrait is the embodiment of this quote – a manifestation of patriotism. I imagine him as a young boy running through the yard with a stick as a gun shooting the enemy. As a young man overwhelmed with a love for America, he enlisted with the ambition of protecting our freedom. Now, as an aged veteran, he stands at a parade with his humble sign. As a serviceman, he sacrificed much for his country. He lost friends and family to war, not to mention some of the prime years of his life. He reminisces and smiles with contentment knowing that he has dedicated his life for his country and in turn he is thankful for all of the blessings that came with being an American. God bless America!” – Zachary Barther