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Community paints new mural to honor veterans

Lumberyard owner, Heidi Beaumont, had the idea to redo an aging mural behind the Veterans Wall in Ansley Nebraska. The week long process took many hours of power washing, priming, redrawing, and painting. (SOURCE: Kaylie Crowe KNOP-TV)
Lumberyard owner, Heidi Beaumont, had the idea to redo an aging mural behind the Veterans Wall in Ansley Nebraska. The week long process took many hours of power washing, priming, redrawing, and painting. (SOURCE: Kaylie Crowe KNOP-TV)(KNOP)
Published: May. 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM CDT
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Tucked away in the Sandhills waves a flag. A concrete flag to remember and thank a community, and a nation's veterans.

Lumberyard owner, Heidi Beaumont, had the idea to redo an aging mural behind the Veterans Wall in Ansley Nebraska. The week long process took many hours of power washing, priming, redrawing, and painting.

Allison Varah, an art teacher at Litchfield Public Schools, says she felt it was a great thing to do for the community.

"This is something that I feel like would be something that I can give during this bizarre Coronavirus time," said Varah.

The Lumberyard contributed the paint and supplies and art teachers, students, and family members stepped up to help. People drive by and give a thumbs up to show their approval. Plus a veteran stopped by to admire the new work.

"It was absolutely the right decision to give this as a gift. A give of your time and your talents as a gift. Especially right now I think it's what our community and, just anyone who can be encouraged by this, it's what they really need right now," said Varah.

With their Memorial Day celebration being cancelled they felt this gave the community something to be proud of and make veterans feel celebrated.

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