The POW-MIA Mural donor plaque was installed (photo from left) by George Francisco, Paul Jeser and Andy Layman on Friday, August 11th. The mural, which honors prisoners of war and those missing in action from the Vietnam War, was vandalized during Memorial Day Weekend 2016. The mural restoration was made possible through the donations from local businesses and community members and was unveiled on Memorial Day 2017. The plaque was created as a thank you to all those who helped make this possible.
Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the unveiling of the POW/MIA Mural on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017. View event pics below!
Here is a message from the Venice Chamber of Commerce
Members of the community celebrated the unveiling of the newly restored POW/MIA Mural in Venice on Monday, May 29, 2017. Venice Chamber President George Francisco, Venice Chamber in Action Committee Chair Kelly Layne, SPARC founder Judy Baca, and Councilmember Mike Bonin all gave moving speeches and thanked the community for their support. 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., Venice Neighborhood Council, and Councilmember Mike Bonin, as well as donations from numerous community contributors. The mural restoration planning team was awarded a certificate by the City of Los Angeles to thank them for their efforts in coordinating the restoration project.
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