Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day – a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. As we do so, Cobb students are honoring veterans through a national art mosaic on display at the Pentagon. Kennesaw Mountain High School art students are among the many Cobb Schools’ students to take part in the Operation Grateful Nation mosaic this year. The students join those from across the country in a national display of pride, honor and tribute.
KMHS’ 4’x8′ giant mosaic mural (http://projectsnap.org/ogn) can be seen by anyone visiting the Pentagon, and also, a copy of the students’ artwork also went out to active duty military serving overseas in December. Participating Cobb Schools also received a poster-sized edition of the mosaic mural for display at their school.
Awtrey Middle School students also participated, and their work can be seen in the video at https://youtu.be/yybYQAKgG5I. Project SNAP, which coordinates the national mosaic honoring veterans, says of Awtry’s participation “We are grateful to Awtrey Middle School for allowing us to include your students in the video highlighting this important national initiative. Members of the military and veterans will be honored to see the mosaic mural at the Pentagon and now will also be able to understand the story behind this amazing effort undertaken by so many students from Cobb County and across the country.”