Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
January 22, 2014 12:14 pm EST


COLUMBUS — The Eyes of Freedom exhibit is back at the Ohio Statehouse, the venue for which the memorial display was originally designed.

The paintings depict the 23 members of Lima Company, a Marine Reserve unit from Ohio, killed while serving in Iraq in 2005.

After almost three years of work by Gambier artist Anita Miller, the paintings went on display in the Statehouse in May of 2008 and remained there for six months. Since then, the memorial exhibit has been viewed at 92 sites across the nation, including Mount Vernon. For this visit back to the Statehouse, the paintings will be on display through Feb. 14. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

“We were also at the Statehouse last year and we just signed a contract to be here next year for three weeks starting Feb. 1,” said Eyes of Freedom Communications Director Sean Flaharty.

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