Thursday, June 14, 2012

Earning Silver Through Historic Art

Via Stars and Stripes - Senior Girl Scout Sarah Kemp looks over the mural Wednesday that she and other senior Girl Scouts painted in memory of the sacrifices made by servicemen and women at the Deutsche Kantine on Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany. Other mural painters were Nautica Burden, Abigail Argo and Sabrina Hoffmann. The artists hope their painting will earn them the Silver Award.

“I think even we didn’t realize the extent of what they did for us until we started doing this project,” Sarah said, referring to the military’s sacrifices. “And that kind of shocked ... us I think."

The mural displays the location of American cemeteries around Europe. The Deutsche Kantine, a cafeteria where American and German workers on base dine together, was chosen to house the mural to show the unity of the U.S. and Germany. The Scouts, who will enter ninth grade in the fall, are members of Girl Scout Troop 182.