#HonoringVets Graphic Design Contest


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Recently we asked Veterans through our social media channels to come up with a Veterans Day graphic that we could use to honor the nations Veterans. Below are the top submissions. Look for them to appear on Twitter and Facebook between now and Veterans Day.

Allan McClintic U.S. Army 1969 - 1970 from Phoenixville, Pennslyvania. It is the first painting I have done since 1974 as a tribute to a friend.

Allan McClintic U.S. Army 1969 – 1970 from Phoenixville, Pennslyvania. It is the first painting I have done since 1974 as a tribute to a friend.

Mr. Kurt Schleicher and Travis Horn U.S. Army Airborne Infantryman 1990-1994

Mr. Kurt Schleicher and Travis Horn U.S. Army Airborne Infantryman 1990-1994

Pete Saxon, U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran 1969-1973

Pete Saxon, U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran 1969-1973

Laisa Leao, active duty U.S. Navy

Laisa Leao, active duty U.S. Navy

Katie Gray

Katie Gray

John Gariano from Ocala, Florida. U.S. Marine Corps 1962-1966

John Gariano from Ocala, Florida.
U.S. Marine Corps 1962-1966

Jenna Henson, wife of an active duty Airman.

Jenna Henson, wife of an active duty Airman.

Brad Rachford, Independence KY, U.S. Marine Corps, Gulf War Era. Help raise awareness for Homelessness Veterans.

Brad Rachford, Independence KY, U.S. Marine Corps, Gulf War Era. Help raise awareness for Homelessness Veterans.

Author

Tim Hudak

  joined the VA in December 2013 and is on the Veterans Experience Office team. Tim, a Chicago-land native enlisted in the Marine Corps straight out of high school. As an intelligence analyst he deployed to Al Anbar province, Iraq with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 in 2006 and 2008. After the Marine Corps, Tim used the GI Bill to earn a degree in Intelligence Studies from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., and co-founded the university’s first student Veteran organization. Tim is active in many Veteran organizations.

Comments

  1. Danny    

    Stephanie, I’m very proud of you for standing up!so many times only the male veterans are recognized, I am a very proud male veteran, however I am one that will quite often ask if the woman standing beside the man is a veteran also. If they say no, then I will offer them a handshake and or a hug and will thank them for standing by my brother. So many of the older veterans are not used to females serving their country. This is bad for the female veterans,, but please realize it is not our fault it is just a generation gap. please no that there are many of us that are very proud of the female veterans, and I for one would proudly stand beside you against anyone that tries to invade our great country!

  2. Gary Hicks    

    Stephanie, Rose, Faith and Toby:

    You are more than welcome to create and submit a graphic to VAntage Point.

    1. Danny    

      Gary, I also agree with you! the graphics shown were all most likely submitted by men, ladies get your inks out and start drawing. Only then will you gain proper and sufficient recognition.

  3. Toby Self    

    I too was wondering about the lack of representation for the female veterans and would like to see whichever graphic is chosen to include them as they are as much a part of our military as the men. In some ways the women give more than the men when you consider all of the sexual harrassment and rapes that occur and yet they still work to do their jobs and remain loyal and dedicated to this country. Of the graphics shown, I personally prefer either the first one or the second one, all are very good, but those two really touch a visual nerve and could be adapted to include female vets.

  4. Stephanie McCalister    

    To the Veterans & designers of the graphics, you’ve all done beautiful work & thank you for your service … to the VA, you say there’s more designs that were done by many more veterans, a link to those would be nice to share to us .. especially since out of the designs, the VA didn’t select even one with a female representation to highlight. Would love to see what you DIDN’T choose to highlight!

  5. MSgt Kim USAF Ret    

    That is because we are counted not worth even though we led MEN to battle. Just a symptom of a the real problem, lack of VA care for women….but don’t get me started….

  6. Brad Rachford    

    The “No Bed For The Brave” is to Help raise awareness for Homeless Veterans. Not Homelessness Veterans. Thanks

  7. Faith Jaromin    

    I am a wife of a 100% Service connected disabled veteran(USNMS2). All the graphics are beautiful but I too also wonder why the women aren’t shown in any of these. Maybe you should consider showing some.

  8. HMC ROSE    

    Where in any of these graphics is there a representation for the females who have served and are serving????

  9. Stephanie McCalister    

    This was the first I’d seen of this project, but somehow, I’m NOT surprised that not one of the graphics shares any resemblance or reminder of the thousands of female veterans too. I’m deeply disappointed in this continued proof that the VA is not stepping up to the plate when it comes to female veterans. I respect all that have served, & yet don’t feel that respect returned when it comes to we female veterans.

    1. Robin Boltz    

      I see that 7 of the shown graphics are gender neutral and one is a man.

  10. Getty B.    

    If I may, I’d like to suggest that you add #VetsGotTalent in your tweets. These are some great graphics you have here. I stumbled upon here while looking for background art. My favorite has got to be the second graphic. There’s just something about colorful stripes that I really love. 🙂

    1. Megan Moloney    

      Great suggestion, Getty! We’ll do that.

    2. Norm Walters    

      Please provide me the url for the website you are referring to at #VetsGotTalent.
      I’m not the most computer knowledgeable.

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