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Veterans Portrait Project Marks “Mission Complete” at MVSC

The Veterans Portrait Project (VPP) marked its Mission Complete Tour done earlier this week at Bellevue University’s Military Veteran Services Center.

Stacy Pearsall, a combat disabled, retired military veteran, documented about 45 metro-area veteran portraits on Veterans Day and on Nov. 12.

The veterans who sat for portraits will each receive a professional fine art portrait they can proudly display and share with their loved ones, and their portraits will join the growing collection of portraits online at VeteransPortraitProject.com.

Click here to see the gallery of portraits taken at the MVSC.

Over the last 11 years, Pearsall has visited 49 states and taken more than 8,500 portraits. Nebraska was the last state in her tour because Pearsall said she wanted to close out the project near where her own military career began – at Offutt Air Force Base.

Heather Carroll, Manager of the MVSC, said, “The heart of the Veteran Portrait Project is ensuring that veterans’ stories don’t go untold.” Carroll’s portrait, along with a portrait of JR Richardson, Director, MVSC, are included in the gallery.