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Good bye Florence Kapsner

The Monument Committee grieves the loss, and celebrates the life of Florence Mary Kapsner (February 12 1923 – April 20, 2018) . Florence was past president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Marine Corps painting, March



Marine Corps painting as of March 4, 2018. Lots of focus on the figures in the lower right.


Happy Valentine’s Day

Continuing to put some heart and soul into the painting, where you’ll note the bottom right section is really starting to take on some paint.

MC feb2018

Shiver Elk River Polar Plunge! FUNdraising success!

GO JUMP IN THE LAKE! AND THEY DID! Five brave members of our military joined ranks in support of the Monument by LITERALLY jumping in a very frozen Lake Orono in Elk River, and raised over $1,000! Unreal! And to top it off, they wore colorful wigs and coordinating hula skirts. TALK ABOUT THE BOLD NORTH! The sun was out but the temperature was a lovely 15 or so…THANKS Bill, Aaron, Levi, Lauren and Wayne for your commitment not only in fundraising, for sticking it out, but for your service to our Country!IMG_20180210_144004041.jpg



Painting, Polar Plunge and Memorial Day


It’s mid January and a winter storm is bearing down, but all’s well in the studio. But keeping with the snow and cold theme…one of the Project’s own fundraising committee members, LEVI ACKLEY is once again dipping into Lake Orono at the Shiver Elk River Polar Plunge. 

This fundraiser really is a lot of fun, and this year Levi has some friends joining him. All proceeds will benefit the last painting!

Memorial Day Weekend:

It’s a special time again, where on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, the Marine Corps painting will be officially installed and dedicated. Plan to attend!