I never expected the success I have had with the poster. I have given away over 60,000 posters so far, 14,000 here in Springfield, Mo and 6,000 at ground zero. It took 6 months to design it. I spent my life’s savings on it. I worked 2 full time jobs to pay for it. I have spent over $6,000 out of my own pocket for this. I sacrificed my free time, social life and dental work I needed done. I felt that God’s needs and my country’s were more important than me. I felt that the needs of the many out weighed the needs of the one. I want to make a difference; I want my life to account for something. I want to give back to God and my country. I want to be a blessing to others. I want to do something for our men and women in uniform who give so much of themselves to defend our freedoms sometimes at the expense of their own lives. My mother asked me to name the ministry nameless heroes; we need to honor those unsung heroes we never hear about. I enjoy giving these posters away and nothing I ever did felt so good. I enjoy giving these to little kids and see their eyes light up and get excited about the poster. Funny I never had kids in mind when I designed this poster. It is a huge success wherever it goes. I can’t keep up with the demand. This poster is now on display at the Lincoln Memorial in Washing, D.C. It is also in a 9-11 museum in NYC. I had a little kid tell me she liked it and hung it on her wall. She said she liked to read it and look at it. She gave me a big hug and said thank you. She touched my heart. I have an 8ft. version of this poster on display at Wal-mart (the super center on south Campbell). I have another 8ft. poster in a NYC Wal-mart. They said they have had rave reviews about it. It has been displayed since November 3rd and has received a ton of compliments. I had a 6ft. version of the poster on display at SRC Automotive when President Bush came to Springfield. It got a lot of positive comments from the President and his staff. Lots of pictures were taken by the press and Gannett News. I am trying to get some of those photos, because they are valuable to me. I thank God for the success I have had, but I never expected to get this far. I sure didn’t deserve it. My parents are proud of me and the people of Springfield, Missouri are proud of me.
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