2017 Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
Seventh Place
$500 Juanita Crowe-Durbino Department of Tennessee Scholarship

Daniela Ornelas
12th Grade
Media: Acrylic Paint, Charcoal, Colored Pencil and Pencil
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 9946, Atwater, California
Department of California

“I created this drawing in honor of those who have served our country. The Flag, a symbol of our country, is shown as the background of my drawing and an eagle as a symbol of freedom. I drew a portrait of a veteran to represent all the veterans who have fought for our country. Many brave men and women have left their homes and loved ones to fight for our country. The soldier kneeling by the cross serves to emphasize the fact that not everyone makes it back home. I believe it’s important to honor those who fought bravely but were not able to come back home to their families. Overall, my drawing is meant to remind everyone about the sacrifices veterans have had to make and to never forget all that they have done for our country.” – Daniela Ornelas