22 November 2011

Portraits of the Fallen Memorial

Eight more portraits from the Portraits of the Fallen Memorial project were unveiled at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Veterans Day weekend. You'll recognize at least one of these Heroes and his family! Our thanks to Sherry Moore and all of the artists for this labor of love. The portraits are just beautiful.

From their web site:

The Portraits of the Fallen Memorial has a mission to tell the story of those who serve our country, with the painting of the California Fallen from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Each soldier is matched with a professional artist, who does the portrait in the medium they choose. We are developing a travelling exhibition that will address issues of patriotism, why one volunteers to serve, and to tell the stories of these fine American heroes. The long-range vision is to transfer the portraits to tile for a permanent memorial to honor our California Fallen Heroes.

With the help and dedication of all the artists and volunteers we now have 100 finished portraits. As a partner with the Pasadena Arts Council's Emerge fiscal sponsorship program, we can now raise the funds needed to accomplish these goals.

We invite to you to be a part of our mission to paint the remaining 570 (to date) Californian Fallen Heroes who gave their lives for our country and to ensure there will be a permanent memorial where all Americans can come and pay their respects to these brave men and women.

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