Steel Hearts and Paintru are partnering in a first-of-its-kind effort to paint every US service academy graduate Killed In Action while serving during the Global War on Terror.
Pictured above: 1LT Daniel Hyde (West Point, Class of 2007)
After two decades of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is imperative that we pause and reflect on the collective service and sacrifice of United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, and United States Air Force Academy graduates and their families.
Gold Star families will have the right of first refusal on all artwork produced. In all other cases, Steel Hearts and Paintru will facilitate the distribution of artwork to schools, churches, museums, military facilities, and memorial sites across the country.
As we reflect on the 20 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the wars that followed, we do so with the solemn recognition that America's service academy graduates have shouldered a significant share of the task. Together, we will honor the memories of our fallen brothers and sisters through distinctive portraits displayed in places of honor throughout the United States.
To the USMA community, "May it be said well done; be thou at peace."
To the USNA community, "Fair winds and following seas."
And to the USAFA community, "Here's a toast."