These designs were produced as options for a client wanting to create a commemorative t-shirt for responders to the September 2013 floods. (The client chose the first one.) The quote came from Colorado National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Mitch Utterback during a morning briefing. His statements resonated deeply with the group of emergency responders, search and rescue personnel, pilots, and command staff headed out for a day of uncertainty and dangerous missions.
The design was printed on the back of t-shirts and was also produced as a poster.