HOLLYWOOD — Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood honored veterans Nov. 12 with a performance by nationally acclaimed singer/artist Joe Everson, who created two patriotic-themed paintings while singing “God Bless the U.S.A.” and “The Star Spangled Banner.”

The first painting was of the Statue of Liberty and the second depicted the American flag being raised on Iwo Jima during WWII.

“It’s amazing to see him do it in front of you,” said President Mitchell Cypress, a U.S. Army veteran. “I’m very proud that he is going to go ahead and donate the painting he just did to all the Seminole veterans. It will be presented to our veterans and we’ll hang it at our veterans building in Brighton.”

Everson is famous for speed painting patriotic and other images in front of large audiences during sporting events and elsewhere.

President Mitchell Cypress, a U.S. Army veteran, center, stands with singer/artist Joe Everson, left, and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood President Auggie Cipollini on Nov. 12. Everson provided a patriotic performance of singing and painting. (Photo Tom Craig/Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood)
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