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Come and see the restored Venice’s POW/MIA Mural at the unveiling ceremony on Memorial Day 2017, Monday, May 29th.

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Venice, CA. May 16, 2017 – Celebrate the unveiling of the newly restored POW/MIA Mural in Venice this Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th at the Mural Unveiling Ceremony at 614 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA. At 10:30 am, Councilmember Mike Bonin will lead a program celebrating the completion of the full restoration of Venice’s POW/MIA mural. The mural, which honors prisoners of war and those missing in action from the Vietnam War, was vandalized during Memorial Day weekend last year.

The Venice Chamber of Commerce led the fundraising campaign that funded the restoration by SPARC, receiving grants from SoCal Gas, Snap Inc., and Venice Neighborhood Council, as well as contributions from numerous community contributors.

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Kelly Lane, Chair of the VCC Chamber in Action Committee, said, “The Venice veteran’s wall restoration project was initiated about three years ago, with help from the Chamber in Action committee. The premise of the committee, is to join chamber members with the community to work to improve our businesses & public areas . We are thrilled to see this project come to fruition with the help and support of our community.”

Though sufficient funds were raised to complete a full restoration of the wall, $5,000 is still needed for the digital overlay which will provide a means for the mural to be moved and preserved.

Please visit the GoFundMe page ( and the Venice Chamber site ( and help us spread the word. We are grateful for any and all contributions.

About the Venice Chamber of Commerce:  The Venice Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business leaders who actively serve as advocates for the ever-growing Venice business community. Through dynamic networking events and diverse committees, we support the interests of area businesses and contribute to improving the vitality of the local economy; positioning Venice as the “creative soul” of Los Angeles. To learn more about the Venice Chamber, visit .

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