Mural by Once-Homeless Vets to be Unveiled in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — A mural created by once-homeless veterans will be unveiled in Detroit.

The mural being unveiled Friday at an invitation-only reception is installed in the Masco Veterans Park in Piquette Square. Piquette Square is an apartment complex in the city’s New Center area for veterans who were homeless.

Piquette Square is part of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Community Group Program, which teams with social service agencies. Muralist and DIA teaching artist Vito Valdez was the lead artist and worked with about a dozen vets on the project.

Organizers say the mural represents the vets’ life experiences, from the opportunities of traveling the world in service to the challenges of being homeless. It also aims to reflect the peace they feel in finding a home.

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