The paintings depict the stories of the men and women of the US military, and include both active duty personnel and Veterans. These short videos capture interviews with two models: Staff Sgt. Corey Engen (Ret.), United States Marine Corps. Engen is employed at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, and Major Holly Zabinski, United States Marine Corps Aviator. Listen below to their stories.
The Saint Cloud Times provided excellent coverage on the Monument. READ STORY HERE
The Veterans Educational Historic Monument received a $10,000 check from Minnesota Power. “Minnesota Power was excited to give the donation to the Veterans Art Project,” said distribution engineer Kelly Desormey. The Monument fundraising committee is grateful for this generous donation made by Minnesota Power!
It’s springtime in Minnesota, and the Marine Corps painting is taking shape! Jungle scene, initial figure, and loads more to go.
Whether you follow the Monument regularly, or stopping in to see what’s up, here’s a new twist. Given the artist is starting on painting #4, the Marine Corps, it’s an ongoing project to raise the funds. On Saturday, February 11th one of the newer members of the Fundraising committee, Levi Ackley, (Air Force) literally took a plunge at “Shiver Elk River” to raise over $400 by jumping into a lake! In his Captain America t-shirt, Levi proved that superheroes are all around us!Watch the click by click photos of the jump. And congratulations to Levi for this creative fundraiser! We hear he’s recruited some folks to jump next year!