The eight students and their art teacher painted a mural on the side of the American Legion Post 5 in Jefferson City. It took them about 100 hours to complete the work which represents the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and National Gaurd. It honors those who served in the Armed Forces from World War II through the Iraq War.
"I'm a member of the 428th Reserve Unit up the street, so, I mean, it was kind of a soldier/citizen thing going on. I wanted to do it just to honor my comrades that had gone before me that I'll be joining in a while," said Vance Jisa, painter.
Students started painting the mural in April. It measures 36 feet by 24 feet and a Legion member says it's the largest patriotic mural in the state.
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