Jeff Humphrey, Media Content Coordinator, 509.625.6308
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 2:48 p.m.
They are portraits of the men and women who served their country and now continue to call Spokane their home.
“You are looking at the Courage, Spokane Heroes Project and it’s a display with our local veterans from all wars, World War Two all the way to current. We have all ages, all branches,” explained photographer Myron Bursell.
The exhibit in the City Hall lobby is intended to help viewers learn more about what our veterans did overseas and how they’ve now put those skills to work in our community.
“They not only served in our military, in great danger in many cases, but now they are giving back to the community and I think that is absolutely amazing,” Bursell said.
The traveling exhibit of black and white photos is rich in depth and detail. Courage, Spokane Heroes is making a command appearance at City Hall at the request of Spokane’s mayor. David Condon is urging the community to spend November “serving those who have served”.
“Of course he’s an Army veteran and it’s perfect to be down here at City Hall in November,” Bursell said of the mayor.
“In fact, he stopped by while I was setting it up this morning and he was thrilled to have it here and I know it will touch many lives being right here in City Hall,” Bursell predicted.
Each photo includes a biography and Bursell is hoping the more you read about these servicemen, who are now our judges, mail carriers and mechanics, the more you will appreciate them.
“We need to take action and give back to them by thanking them, by honoring them and respecting them,” said Bursell.