This past Monday was Veterans’ Day, a day in which we honor our American Veterans who have sacrificed much to help protect our country through their military service.
This should be a daily reminder for us but there is one day set aside to honor them. These efforts below may maintain the tribute even longer.
This Veterans Mural was painted by James Shepard in Terre Haute, Indiana. It reflects iconic images from the famous flag raising of Iwo Jima, seen here in the DC area with the sculptural memorial in Arlington. These pictures show stages toward completion.
Combat Paper is a therapeutic concept conceived for Vets to deal with the impacts of serving in the Iraq War. In cutting up their uniforms, they can make paper to use for art projects and writing. Although hearing some of the disparaging expression in this video is uncomfortable, I think the concept of creating something positive from something that is symbolic for a lot of tragedy and loss that many Vets have endured should be commended.