WWII Veterans Portraits of Honor Project ...

As a prelude to Veteran’s Day, the Coronado Public Library, in conjunction with the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission, will host an exhibit of portraits by Jeffrey Rease of the WWII Veterans Portraits of Honor Project.

As a prelude to Veteran’s Day, the Coronado Public Library, in conjunction with the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission, will host an exhibit of portraits by Jeffrey Rease of the WWII Veterans Portraits of Honor Project. Rease’s work captures the images and stories of living veterans, many of whom are approaching or have surpassed 100 years of age.

A centerpiece of the evening will be the unveiling and dedication of a portrait of Coronado hometown hero and WWII Paratrooper Tom Rice, who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day. Rice recreated that same jump into Normandy in 2019 at age 97, and this year parachuted onto the beach at the historic Hotel del Coronado for his 100th birthday... an event that was celebrated worldwide.

The evening will be hosted by Commissioner of Public Art and former War Correspondent Brad Willis, and includes a live performances by the Sweethearts of Swing and Coronado High School Junior ROTC Color Guard.

The public can register for this free event on the Coronado Public Library event calendar. The event will be held on Thursday, October 28, 7-8:30pm at the Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Ave, Coronado.

For further details please contact Senior Librarian Ivy Weston at (619) 522-2482 or iweston@coronado.ca.us.

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