The original painting of “American Pride” was inspired by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Nationally recognized artist Pat Matthews painted this impressionistic image of the American flag on the same day as the attacks in memory of those who suffered and died that day.
This original oil painting as well as 1000 limited edition, lithograph prints of “American Pride” were signed and numbered by the artist and designated to help those directly affected by the events.
Proceeds from the sale of these prints were placed in a special fund for the New York City fire fighters. In April of 2002, Patrick flew to New York City and presented an original oil painting with a check from the special fund along with three hundred and forty-three signed original lithograph prints to Engine 4, Ladder Company 54, Battalion 9 at 782 Eighth Avenue in New York City.
This station lost fifteen men on the morning of September 11. Additionally, there were a total of three hundred and forty-three fire fighters that died as a result of that tragic day.
FlagandBanner.com is proud to offer both the original paintings and lithographs for sale in our gift store, with proceeds benefiting the New York City fire fighters fund. (EDIT: THEY ARE NOW SOLD OUT.)
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