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Veterans Mural To Be Unveiled This Weekend In Kearny Mesa

Fernando Andrade Jr., an active duty U.S. marine, working on Combat Arts San ...

Credit: Elizabeth Washburn

Above: Fernando Andrade Jr., an active duty U.S. marine, working on Combat Arts San Diego's "Service" mural in this undated photo.

Veterans Mural To Be Unveiled In Kearny Mesa


Elizabeth Washburn
, founder, Combat Arts San Diego

Chris Tomlin, Marine Corps veteran


All five branches of the U.S. military will be represented in a new pop-out mural being unveiled Saturday that was created by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mural Unveiling

When: 2 p.m., Saturday

Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars in Kearny Mesa

Cost: Free and open to the public

The mural, titled "Service," will be installed at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Kearny Mesa. The mural features various war scenes with a large U.S. flag as part of a colorful sunset inspired by a Frederic Church painting. The piece is part of the nonprofit Combat Arts San Diego's veterans mural project and was commissioned by the California Arts Council .

The Combat Arts San Diego has been providing art classes since 2007 to post-9/11 combat veterans to help them cope with post-war struggles.

Elizabeth Washburn, founder of Combat Arts San Diego and marine veteran Chris Tomlin discussed Thursday on Midday Edition, the concept behind the mural and how art helps veterans process their war experiences.

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