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Traveling Memorial arrives in Helena to pay Tribute

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The murals are hand painted by Ohio artist, Anita Miller, and depict the fallen 22 Marines and one Navy Corpsman from the Lima Company 3/25 but this memorial has become a tribute to all those called to service.

"The Eyes of Freedom: The Lima Company Traveling Memorial is a nation wide military tribute that travels basically to give people the opportunity to honor our military, our veterans, and their service" says the director Mike Strahle. 

The life size portraits portray the fallen men of the Lima Company within a three month time period back in 2005 and took two and a half years to complete and it was revealed in 2008 in Ohio, which is where the majority of the men are from. The memorial has been traveling to as many cities as possible, and expects to stop in nearly 30 cities in 2013.

Family members have left pictures and letters in the boots that are a part of this memorial to remember their loved ones who fought for the freedom of this country. This is the first time this memorial has stopped in Montana and they are excited to do so as one fallen solder painted on the murals is from Montana.

For more information you can visit their web page: www.EyesofFreedom.org

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