"In Hometown Pride, I'm trying to evoke the very essence of the American heartland — the peace, the precious freedom that continue to be our birthright.
"In these two snug neighborhood homes, bathed in the golden light of late afternoon, shadded by massive trees and accentuated by a trellised garden, I hope to convey the simplicity and serenity of life in everyday neighborhoods across America. For this reason, I have created a separate edition for many of America's hometown communities, around 350 in all, and send it, with love, to each. Perhaps you will sit, if only in imagination, upon the expansive porch at the right of the composition and listen to the sound of children at play and crickets beginning thier twilight chorus.
"Old Glory flies over the scene, reflecting the glorious light of sunset in it's red, white, and blue. That beautiful sentinel, a standard that has proudly waved for centuries, promises, and indeed provides, that most revered hallmark of the American way of life; UNITED WE STAND!"
-- Thomas Kinkade