Navy painting in Historic Veterans Art Project to be unveiled May 20

Little Falls Police Officer Jon West stopped by the studio of Charles Kapsner recently and is shown next to the Navy painting, the second of five being installed at the Committal Hall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. For those familiar with the Army painting, West is depicted as a soldier in the forefront of the painting.

Little Falls Police Officer Jon West stopped by the studio of Charles Kapsner recently and is shown next to the Navy painting, the second of five being installed at the Committal Hall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. For those familiar with the Army painting, West is depicted as a soldier in the forefront of the painting.

Internationally-known artist Charles Kapsner of Little Falls, will unveil the second of five paintings honoring veterans at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery administration building, Tuesday, May 20. The 8-foot by 10-foot painting focusing on the Navy will be permanently installed on a wall inside the Committal Hall, next to the first painting honoring Army veterans.

From 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., the Veterans Art Project Association and Committee members, as well as any Navy veterans interested in seeing the painting are welcome. Other interested veterans are also welcome to attend. It is requested that anyone attending the event not arrive before 4 p.m. in the event a burial is taking place that day.

Kapsner will begin the third painting honoring the Coast Guard/Merchant Marine later this year.

The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery is located seven miles north of Little Falls on Highway 115, adjacent to the Camp Ripley military base. For more information, call the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery office at (320) 616-2527.

 

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