SEATTLE, Aug. 12, 2011--Edmonds, Wash.-based artist Michael Reagan has created over 2,200 custom, hand-drawn portraits of service men and women killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Each drawing was done free of charge for the family of the fallen service person, and in Reagan's words, "each portrait is intended to show our love and respect for these heroes and their families." Vietnam War veteran Reagan will be at the Museum on Aug. 20 to talk about these drawings and what is now called the Fallen Heroes Project. The program is at 2 p.m. and free with admission to the Museum.
Reagan is an internationally known artist who has assisted charities such as Seattle's Children's Hospital raise more than $10 million through his drawn and donated autographed celebrity portraits. Over a span of three decades, he has drawn some 10,000 portraits including more than 1,500 portraits of celebrities, professional athletes, U.S. presidents and other heads of state. Reagan and the Fallen Heroes Project have been the subject of numerous stories in the major media, and have been recognized by the Washington state Senate.
For more information about the project, please see: www.fallenheroesproject.org/
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