Sale of painting will help “Wreaths Across America”
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The subject is beautiful in its simplicity-rows of standard military tombstones at Kentucky West Veterans Cemetery, with only the green and red of Christmas wreathes to mark the stones and keep them from fading into obscurity.

The subject of the painting is perfectly aligned with the artist’s cause-to keep America’s deceased veterans from being forgotten.

The painting has been donated by well-known local artist Lynne Griffey for the purpose of furthering the “Wreaths Across America” program, an effort that is backed in this area by the local Gold Star Wives Eagles chapter.

The effort seeks to decorate every grave in Kentucky West Veterans Cemetery for the Christmas season.

Hazel Morrison of Gold Star Wives has reported that they along with other organizations met their goal last year and where able to place a wreath on every veterans grave, and they hope that the sale of Griffey’s painting and prints will help them to achieve the same goal.

The effort can be assisted by making a silent bid on the painting at these following places where the painting will be displayed. Kentucky West Veterans Cemetery on Veterans Day Mon, Nov 12, at 10 a.m also Wreath Laying Ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. The suggested minimum bid is $300.00.

Prints will be available for $40.00 at Picture Perfect Gallery, at 1498-C Madison St, Clarksville, Tenn., Kentucky West Veterans Cemetery & Hazel Morrison 931-920-2775.

Purchasing both paintings makes a perfect set. The 1st painting is still available at the discounted price of $30.00.

For the rest of this story, see this week's issue of The Cadiz Record or subscribe to our e-Edition by calling 270-522-6605.
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