The original painting of “American Pride” was inspired by the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
This work was painted in memory of those who have
suffered and those whom we have lost.

1000 Limited Edition, Lithograph Prints
of “American Pride” and “American Pride II”
were signed and numbered by the artist 
James Patrick Matthews.
Proceeds from the sale of these prints 
were placed in a special fund for the
New York City fire fighters.

In April of 2002, Patrick flew to New York City
and presented the original painting
“American Pride”
with a check from the special fund and one hundred signed original lithograph prints to 
Engine 4, Ladder Company 54,
Battalion 9
782 Eighth Avenue
New York City.

This station lost fifteen men on the morning of September 11.