Foundation gifts painting, Memorial Day ceremony Monday

Published 1:04 am Saturday, May 25, 2019

The newly-formed Covington Veterans Foundation this week presented ‘A soldier comes home,’ a commissioned painting by Roger Powell, to Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson for City Hall.

Shown from left are Ben Bowden, president of the foundation; Johnson; Powell; and John Vick, foundation chairman.

Bowden said the foundation will identify and document the sacrifices and service of veterans from Covington County, and to raise awareness of those contributions.  The group will also initiate projects in local schools, he said.

The painting, which is based on Vick’s childhood memory of seeing the bodies of fallen World War II soldiers returning home on a train,  will be on display at the Memorial Day program planned for 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27, in Andalusia City Hall auditorium.