Here's my entry for Soartful's challenge--I am Woman. I wanted to show another side of women in my piece, but still, in essence, that women are strong and protective of the people and things they love.
Also, patriotic holidays always affect me strongly, and cause me to remember and honor the efforts and sacrifices that go into the making of our country, especially those of young soldiers. We owe them all a great debt.
With thanks to Google, for the images of the soldier and the Constitution, and Scrapbook Flair for the flag backgound and other textures, and Rubyblossom from T4L for additioonal texture layers.