Obama VA Forcing Veteran Artist to Paint Over a Confederate Flag He Put in US Military History Mural at VA Hospital

A veteran artist painted a mural of American military history on the walls of a VA hospital in Western Colorado. That mural sensibly contained a Confederate flag. Because, you know, its frikkin HISTORY. But now Obama’s VA authorities are demanding that he paint over the Confederate flag because…. raaaaacism??

The mural appears on the walls in the The Grand Junction, Colorado VA. But Obama’s officials are idiotically demanding that the historical reference to the Confederate flag be removed.

A beautifully illustrated depiction of American war history is painted on walls in the canteen in the Grand Junction, Colorado Veterans Administration Medical Center. The mural was created by military veteran and painter, Lee Bowerman, whom local donors commissioned to do the work on behalf of the veterans served at the Western Colorado facility. Spanning all American wars, from the Revolutionary War, to present conflicts in the Middle East, the mural is a reverent reminder of generations of heroes who sacrificed all in the cause of freedom.

Recently, the Civil War portion of the mural was blocked by a tall poster, after complaints were issued about an image of the Confederate flag. In an Aug. 13 interview with Watchdog Arena, Paul Sweeney, Chief of Customer Relations and Public Affairs at the Grand Junction VA, indicated that he did not know how many complaints came in about the Confederate flag, but that the decision to cover the image was firm.

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“The decision was made that we would have to modify the painting, so we called the artist and asked him to ‘rework’ that part of the mural,” Sweeney said. He told Watchdog Arena that artist Lee Bowerman agreed to make the changes and that the current Confederate flag would be repainted as an American flag.

When asked about who directed the ‘reworking’ of the mural, Sweeney claimed that the decision was not made locally. “It was outside of Grand Junction. It could have been regional or it could have been national,” he stated. He said he did not know how complaints made locally about the Confederate flag would have filtered up to higher levels within the V.A.

This is a waste of money and a needless whitewashing of history.

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Warner Todd Huston

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