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Memorial Day May 26, 2014

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Karen Morgan: A Flag for a Fallen Soldier, but Not for Her Wife May 27, 2013

Karen Morgan: A Flag for a Fallen Soldier, but Not for Her Wife.

 

How Memorial Day Was Stripped of Its African-American Roots | Dominion of New York May 26, 2013

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, a tradition initiated by former slaves to celebrate emancipation and commemorate those who died for that cause.

via How Memorial Day Was Stripped of Its African-American Roots | Dominion of New York.

 

Remember the Fallen May 28, 2012

   

   

 

Memorial Day May 26, 2012

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PROJECT COMPASSION May 30, 2011

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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.

 


 

The View (relevant segment begins at 18:30)

Grandmother Remembers Fallen Soldier

Kaziah the Goat Woman

Hero Paintings

Kaziah Hancock Google Search

The “Goat Woman”

 

 
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