Veterans Educational Historic Monument




Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at 12:00

The culmination of this 10-year painting series will celebrate the installation the Air Force painting, and the overall completion of the Monument. ‘This painting will join the previously completed ones, Army (2011), Navy (2014) Coast Guard (2016) and Marine Corps (2018). Regional in location, but national in scope, each painting uniquely captures the spirit of each branch of service, vividly portraying the stories, faces, and sacrifices of our Nation’s servicemen and women.

The unveiling and installation coincide with Camp Ripley’s biennial Open House and Community Appreciation Day, and this year’s theme is a dedication to the U.S. Air Force. Both the unveiling/installation and Open House are free and open to the public.  

The dedication and ceremony will feature a program including dignitaries, members of the Veterans community and active duty personnel, some of whom served as models in the painting, models from previous paintings, the artist, and additional featured guests.

Detailed information will be forthcoming. Plan now to attend this historic event!