Fallen Heroes Project founder to speak about his work

To date, the Fallen Heroes Project has given away more than 3300 portraits
By Fred Apgar | Mar 26, 2013

Local portrait artist, Mike Reagan, will make a presentation on April 10, to discuss his work with the Fallen Heroes Foundation.

The Foundation, which he created almost ten years ago, provides hand drawn portraits of our nation’s Fallen Heroes; those men and women, who while serving in the military have sacrificed their lives in our nation’s War Against Terrorism.

The presentation will be held at Third Place Books, in Lake Forest Park, and will begin at 7 p.m.

Five years ago, a young widow contacted Reagan to commission him to draw a portrait of her husband who had been killed in Iraq.

Immediately, he knew that he would draw the portrait for the grieving widow, and he would do so free of charge.

Drawing on his experience as a combat veteran, Reagan committed himself to providing surviving families with portraits of every man or woman killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Reagan refers to his Foundation as his calling.  Each portrait is provided free of charge and is intended to demonstrate his love and respect for the nation’s fallen heroes and the members of their families.

To date, the Fallen Heroes Project has given away more than 3300 portraits, which has brought untold comfort to these Gold Star families.

Michael completes two portraits every day, and what has now become his passion, finds him in his Edmonds studio seven days a week.

The April 10 presentation is sponsored by VFW Post # 8870, of which Mike is a member.

The public is invited to attend, what will be a moving experience, to hear Mike, a patriotic and selfless combat veteran, discuss his wonderful work.

 

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