veterans day posts

Nov 12th 2012

AOL Artists Honors Veteran's Day With a Special Canvas by Jorge Colombo

Honor Veteran's Day this year with "Bugle," a canvas created by new AOL Artist Jorge Colombo. The piece debuted Friday afternoon on AOL.com, and a video of "Bugle" coming to life will play on Taxi TV in 7 cities through the weekend.

Jorge Colombo's work is created by finger painting with the iPhone and iPad. In 2009, the New Yorker featured one of his illustrations on their cover, making Jorge the first illustrator using iPhone as a medium to be featured in a major magazine. Two years later, the book "New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo," containing one hundred landscapes created on an iPhone, plus essays by Jen Bekman, Christoph Niemann, and JC, was published.

Jorge Colombo has been on our radar for a long time and we are thrilled to have him join the AOL Artists community! Want to make Bugle your background on AOL.com? Click here.

Nov 11th 2011

Veteran's Day: A Time To Reflect

AOL would like to take a moment on this Veteran's Day to thank the men and women who have served America, and remember those who have been lost.

In honor of Veteran's Day, AOL.com is featuring "Flags," a new canvas by AOL Artist Abbi Jacobson, inspired by the American Flag. "Flags" is the newest addition of original art work to AOL's permanent canvas collection and successfully merges patriotism and creativity.

Abbi Jacobson is a New York-based artist who has been an active member of the AOL Artist community since her work was featured on AOL.com in November 2010. Aside from working as an accomplished illustrator, Jacobson is also the founder and star of acclaimed web series "Broad City." See more of her work on her AOL Artists page.

Huffington Post Impact showcases the power of purple in bringing people together for good, and reminds us that there is always more we can do for veterans in need.

Huffington Post Los Angeles shares the remarkable story of UCLA Operation Mend, which aims to help soldiers with severely burned faces.

AOL Gov shares the story of the push to hiring returning war veterans, and the challenges they are facing.

For more stories from the Veteran's Day and Armstice Day story around the world, visit the Huffington Post Veteran's Day page.

This Veteran's Day, we encourage you too to pause and thank a veteran for their service, remember those veterans who we have lost, and keep in your thoughts those who continue serve our nation in locations all around the world.

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