Unspoken Heroes

Student-created art exhibit highlighting veteran stories
Seventh grade students at Carleton W. Washburne Middle School in Winnetka turned oral histories into works of art. Forty-five students worked in groups of 4 to research and interview 11 veterans, most of whom are Cantigny Park staff members or volunteers. The art in this exhibit is inspired by these interviews.
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A Single Star in the Night

The multi-panel canvas shows how Brown felt trapped and cut off from freedom. He could not reach the …

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Behind the Wall

This picture shows a brave young man by the name of Mike Feltes, fighting against the North Vietname …

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Combat Ready

Steven Fixler’s vast service included tours in Germany, in which he witnessed the Berlin Wall …

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Helping Hand

Specialist David Serikaku is a veteran from the Vietnam war where he served as a paratrooper and a m …

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Love for the Montagnards

This scene depicts Jim Hagan with a green beret, a diligently earned accomplishment, and two fearles …

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Brian Gray, a retired marine, spoke about his exciting adventures on his ship, the U.S.S. Missouri.

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Rhoda’s Journey

This painting represents Rhoda’s family, her career and some touching stories that happened du …

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Scorched

The mountain represents the one near Ken’s military camp, and the sky shows tracer fire with s …

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Spotlighting Piracy

While patrolling Somalian seas, they noticed a pirate ship carrying tanks, rocket launchers, and oth …

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Two O’Clock

Will never put himself before others, constantly reminding himself that they were all in it together …

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Two Worlds, One Heart

This piece of art conveys the ways of Russ Kolkay’s heart: love and the military.

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