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-“An artist has a vision of a memorial she is shown to create in a dream. This will honor the Lima Company of Ohio, in which 23 marines died in 2005. She is painting the individuals.

The Lima Company will be redeployed.

This artist is Anita Miller. Her paintings will be displayed on Memorial Day as eight canvases that depict 22 marines and a Navy corpsman. The display will run through Veterans Day in the Ohio Statehouse rotunda.

The display will be titled, The Lima Company Memorial: A Rememberance of Spirit & Choice. The canvases ( 8 foot by 6 foot) will be arranged in an octagon, which will surround its viewers as if they were actually in the company of those soldiers who sacrificed their lives.

Columbus Ohio’s ABC 6 noon news carried this story on March 18th, 2008. The broadcast included an interview with Miller and showed some of the paintings. She was also written up in the Columbus Dispatch on March 11, 2008 pg. B1.

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This video was taken while doing research about John Purdue, founder of Purdue University. It shows one of the log cabins near the place where the Purdue family lived in the early 1800s. John Purdue might have stayed in it. The cabin is in its original location northeast of Columbus, Ohio. It is approximately 16×22. The Purdue family, of 9 sisters and John, grew up in a one-story log cabin similar to this one in Pennsylvania.

Miller is one of the people who inhabit one of the old log cabins on the Purdue place.”- [pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”” type=”yt” w=”630″ h=”400″] If you like this post and want to see more of this daily Veteran Art blog, please like us on FACEBOOK. I would love for you to share or leave a comment.

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