It's always a good time to give thanks to the troops but for one California woman it's a full-time job.
She runs Operation Gratitude.
Fredricka Whitfield has her incredible story.
Chances are, you've seen the art work of Ernie Barnes.
Like many painters who want to emulate him, you may have been inspired.
And that's what he wanted.
The former pro-football player turned artist died last April from complications of a rare blood disorder. Six months later, the tributes and memorials seem to be just getting started.
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield has more.
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