Watched a very touching segment on The View today. The guests were artist Kaziah Hancock and the mother of a fallen soldier. Kaziah paints portraits of fallen military personnel and gifts them to their families.
On December 31, 2010, Army Sgt. Michael Beckerman, a 25 year-old husband and father from Missouri, was killed in Kandahar. His mother was about to see Kaziah’s portrait of her son for the first time.
After speaking with the artist about her work and with Mrs. Beckerman about her son, they revealed his portrait. It was a sad, wonderful, emotional moment for everyone involved. Mrs. Beckerman said she felt like Kaziah had given her son back to her, for a few moments. She and Kaziah actually hugged the portrait. Kaziah spoke of how she feels like all of the fallen that she and her team paint are a part of them. She has personally painted about 865 portraits. She and her team of 4 artists have been able to create about 3,000 tributes to servicemen and women who’ve given their lives for our protection.