Upset that mural at VA painted over

Upset that mural at VA painted over

I am writing with outrage to learn that beautiful mural that was hand-painted by students of RISD some years back is being painted over to what I was told would present cases to show different type of uniforms. I share my frustration to whomever decided to go forward with this plan, that other options were not explored! That mural was a total piece of R.I. history, showing everything from the Newport Bridge, to beach scenes, a famous Pawsox stars that went on to play in Boston. That mural represented all of what was good here in R.I.

With a few strokes of a roller it was covered over and lost for good. This issue is shameful and shows that government bureaucracy continues to exist at the Providence VA Medical Center. My feelings go out to the students that took their time to paint that mural, only to have it destroyed by someone’s stupidity.

David Silvia

Woonsocket