Monday, August 11, 2014

Veterans' Mural on Third Street


Last month, artist Philip Ray Orabuena and his friends painted a mural dedicated to the Veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars on the retaining wall at the bottom of Park Hill on Third Street. Check out their story at BenitoLink: "Veterans' Mural Makes a Statement" and at San Benito County Today: "Painting the Town Patriotic Through Mural".

Below are close-ups of the 105-foot long mural. Before you take a look, I'd like you know that I'm hooking up this post at Monday Murals. If you'd like to see murals from other parts of the U.S. and the world, click over to this link after checking the close-ups of the Veterans' Mural.










14 comments:

  1. Wow! Pleased to meet you, your town, and to see these awesome murals


    ALOHA from Honolulu
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    1. Aloha, Cloudia, I appreciate the visit. :-)

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  2. Great blog and an interesting selection- I like the last mural.

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  3. Had no idea Hollister was a real town. THis is a great mural. The people who fight for freedom deserve murals and much more!

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    1. Yup, Hollister is real, but not at all like the fictional one on the tee-shirts. :-)

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  4. Oh if only more would .. In the words of John Lennon.. give peace a chance..

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  5. My favorite is the last one.
    Glad to meet you thru Monday Murals!

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    1. Same here, Linda. Thanks for dropping by. :-)

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  6. I always wondered why a clothing company geared to teenagers chose to name itself after a small town in earthquake country. haha. Thanks for joining us the meme this week. You're off to a great start. Thanks again for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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    1. I think the fake Hollister was imagined to be around Santa Barbara. There is a street called Hollister near there, which I believe was named after the Hollister who our town was also named for.

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