Happy Memorial Day!

Today we honor all the men and women who have lost their lives while defending the United States. Their service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. We thank all of our nation’s fallen military personnel for their bravery in fighting for our freedom.

Issued in 2001 as part of the Great American Illustrators pane, this drawing by James Montgomery Flagg comes from a World War II Marine Corps recruitment poster. Flagg’s iconic images, including the famous Uncle Sam “I Want You” magazine cover, have become important pieces of military Americana.