Country music icon Charlie Daniels has opened an art gallery of combat and civilian photographs by veterans and their families at the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C.
The Journey Home Project (TJHP), a nonprofit founded by Daniels, teamed up with the Rich Poverty organization to create the new art exhibit called The Alliance Collection. This collection displays photos from over 50 veteran artists from around the world.
“It’s a real honor to do anything that benefits our heroes in the military, and to be a part of something displayed in the Pentagon makes it even more special,” Daniels said.
The exhibit will be on display through March 2020 and is free to the public for viewing while touring the Pentagon.
The collection of photos features a wide range of military history. Photos displayed range from World War II to the present day. The Alliance Collection has contributions from across the world, including photos from veterans from Belgium, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands.
“These professionally designed exhibits reflect the factual lineage of our services. The Rich Poverty Alliance Collection goes beyond history but into the hearts and minds of our service members and their families. It reveals raw emotions and truth as seen through the lens of experience. It allows those, whose only exposure to the reality of military service is through what is reported in the media, a glimpse into our world.”
Rich Poverty founder Tim Wallace added:
For The Journey Home Project to step up and partner with us for an exhibit in the Pentagon means the world to us. The Alliance Collection is proud to get the backing of legendary musician and consummate veterans advocate Charlie Daniels in helping us showcase our world-class photography. Our artists are sharing more than just stories of their wartime missions. This is the full journey through the eyes of the veteran.
Daniels and his manager David Corlew started TJHP in 2014 to help get funding for causes that supported veterans.
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