Members of the South Bay Folk Artists chapter of Redondo Beach, Calif. found a way to express their creativity, support our troops, and help college students all at the same time. Chapter members gathered to paint six American flag wall panels, which are now on display at the new Veteran’s Resource Center on the campus of El Camino College in Torrance, Calif. Each beautifully painted panel represents a branch of our armed forces: Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and the Army Reserve.
The new facility was designed to be a gathering place for student veterans, and allows them to work, study, and get to know one another. Amenities in the new building include computer and homework assistance, referrals to a variety of student resources, and, of course, an environment of support and camaraderie. The South Bay Folk Artists can feel confident that their flag-themed panels will instill a sense of pride in the school’s veterans, while showing them the nation’s gratitude.
Members who participated in this project were (starting from the left) Yelena Savranskaya, Rosanna Merrill, Karen Gibson, Nina Bailey, Chris Ingram, Sherry Schroeder, Marilyn Thayer, Leslie Peacock, Joyce Field, Terri Mullin, Heidi Spangler, and Debi Doyle. Member Lori Renison is not pictured.