Tributes to the military have long been portrayed on covers of The Saturday Evening Post, from situations serious to humorous. Here are some of our favorites.
October 13, 1945
Norman Rockwell’s thoughtful, pensive Marine tells his family stories from battles in the Pacific Theater.
Willie Gillis Generations
September 16, 1944
Norman Rockwell paints one of his favorite World War II subjects, the fictional Willie Gillis, among his many ancestors who served in the military.
Army, Navy & Marines
John E. Sheridan
November 13, 1937
Celebrating soldiers, sailors, and marines, the 1937 cover by John Sheridan captures all three plus a parade in their honor.
November 6, 1943
Throughout World War II, Mead Schaeffer painted numerous covers of soldiers in the field of battle, from this battery commander to ski patrol soldiers, fighter pilots, medics, and signal corpsmen.
December 12, 1942
A seldom seen cover from December 1942 by John Atherton shows a faithful dog and a photo.
WAC Admires Hat
September 26, 1942
The enlisted also included members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), as shown in the cover from 1942 by artist Gilbert Bundy.
June 1, 1935
In 1935, Maurice Bower paid homage to Civil War veterans.
American Hot Dogs
E. M. Jackson
May 14, 1927
On the May 14, 1927, cover by E.M. Jackson, this sailor accomplishes an important mission overseas — finding a genuine American hot dog!
December 22, 1917
A World War I soldier shares a humble Christmas meal in this 1917 cover by the prolific J.C. Leyendecker.
George Washington and W.W.I Soldiers
June 30, 1917
A mythical George Washington leads the fight with these World War I soldiers in this 1917 illustration by J.C. Leyendecker.
With Our Fighters in the Philippines
March 31, 1900
The first Post military cover? An action depiction of U.S. soldiers on horseback in the Philippines.