UPDATE-‘Portrait of a Solider’ on display at KC

A riveting memorial for Illinois’ fallen soldiers reached Vandalia on Monday. At the request of Sen. Frank Watson (R-Greenville), the Portrait of a Soldier memorial exhibition is at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus on West Fillmore St., Vandalia.

The memorial exhibition, which has been viewed by thousands of people in more than 35 cities and towns throughout Illinois, is a series of hand-drawn portraits of more than 180 Illinois men and women who have died in service to our country since Sept.11, 2001.

The exhibit will be on display from 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. on weekdays through next Wednesday. Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn will be at the KC Campus at 3 p.m. on Wednesday to unveil the memorial.

Families of local fallen soldiers are expected to view the portraits during the week.

‘I was able to view ‘The Portrait of a Soldier’ memorial in Springfield recently,’ Watson said. ‘It is truly a moving tribute to men and women who gave their lives in the fight for freedom.’

For more information on Portrait of a Soldier, please visit www.OperationHomefront.org.

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