God Shed His Grace on Thee by John Shaw
Limited Edition Print - Main Edition
Overall size: 31"w x 25"h
Image size: 24"w x 17"h
Hand signed and numbered by the artist, John Shaw, and the 20-25 WWII DSC, NC & MOH.
Includes booklet w/ military citations of all signatories
Certificate of authenticity is included.
The War is Over!
The War is Over!! As headlines from sea to shining sea proclaimed this wonderful news, the hearts of Americans everywhere rejoiced. As the famed patriotic lyric said, God had indeed "Shed His Grace" on this nation. Tyranny had been overthrown, but not without great sacrifice and great cost. As many war-weary troops returned home into New York harbor, the Statue of Liberty herself seemed to join in with the crowds at her base welcoming them home, proclaiming “welcome home—well done!” Overhead, aircraft proudly representing the WWII branches of service roar overhead in salute…An F6F Hellcat for the Navy, P-38 Lightning for the Army Air Forces, and F4U Corsair for the Marine Corps.
Inspired by film footage depicting this scenario in the last installment of the classic documentary television series Victory at Sea, the painting was created as a partial benefit for the Legion of Valor, an organization comprised of veterans who were recipients of the highest U.S. military decorations, the Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross and Navy Cross. In the spring of 1994, a lithograph edition was signed at the Legion of Valor Museum in Fresno, California, by an impressive group of these veterans, representing a wide variety of experiences and all branches of service in World War II.