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Who is fighting for us now? by MidnightQuill Who is fighting for us now? by MidnightQuill
This is a vector poster I made for my Graphic Arts class. It says:

Freedom Does Not Come Free

World War I
45.9% of Available Men Fought

They Fought For Our Country

World War II
53.6 % of Available Men Fought

Who Is Fighting For Us Now?

0.4% of Available Men and Woman
are Fighting For


We had to choose a topic we felt strongly about, and I feel that we need to have more people fight for our country. This is not the topic about Iraq or Afghanistan, but the lack of volunteers in our armed forces. Without the Military, we would be easy targets for countries who want more land, and even though we have lots of bombs... without soldiers, who will fire them? The Politicians? I would sooner put our military power at the hands of an Elementary School Student than give it to them...

my opinion, I really could care less if you think I am wrong.

Enough ranting, This is the poster I made, and I think it gives a good message.

(and it is a photo of it, if you did not know, because it would not fit on my scanner... bleh)

edit: And yes, I know I misspelled available on the poster, It was fixed after I took this photo. I will post the actual print of it when I can get a big enough scanner.
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Thomas-Geoffrey Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
But being serious, I don't count as "available"
chalbys Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
As the daughter of a (drafted) Viet Nam vet, I have to ask about the representation of not only 'Nam but Korea as well. Also, women did serve in WWII as WACs and WAVEs as well, but I'm digressing.

This might be because of my family consists of not only Viet Nam (enlisted and drafted) but Korean, Desert Storm and WWII vets as well; when the bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, warfare changed forever. War was no longer won in numbers, but by technology.

Anyway, my opinion.
MidnightQuill Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Student General Artist
I completely agree that more wars should be represented, but I decided to go for the method of "Less is More" and WWI and WWII are some of the most well know wars anywhere. And I purposely left out the woman in WWII to add more effect on today's percentage.

My family has also been in every single was our country has ever had. I grew up in a military setting too, so I know what you are talking about.

Thank you for the comments, I am thinking of making another poster talking about the other wars, and woman too, but for now this is it!
OhioErieCanalGirl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
look great! we need to hang out!
MidnightQuill Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Agreed, and thanks for the comment!
LyzzTheLioness Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this. and its true. :)
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