I completed, titled and photographed this painting on the morning of July 3, just hours before I would learn of the death of my beloved father, Mr. Herman J. Monts. My Dad, who turned 89 on June 26, was very supportive of my art ...he told me many times how proud he was that I was having success with my artwork. He was a great man who perservered through many hardships in his life. Tomorrow, July 13, will mark the 66th anniversary of the day he was severely wounded near Normandy, France. We are thankful for all the years we had him, and we will miss him very much!