Wall of Honor unveiled at Seymour Center

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 11:23 AM

Local veterans will be honored six months at a time thanks to the Wall of Honor in the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center.

Unveiled on Jan. 29, the Wall of Honor is composed of a painted mural of the American flag with veteran pictures placed on top. Above the photos is “Wall of Honor.”
The wall will feature eight to 10 veterans at a time but will rotate each May and November. It will only feature veterans who are Orange County Senior Center participants.
The Wall of Honor is in the alcove on the first floor of the center across from the Legacy Wall.
The wall came about after Seymour Center operations manager Cyndee Sims visited a Sam’s Club and saw a similar display but with a banner surrounded by photos.
“As I drove away, I kept wondering which wall in the Seymour Center could serve the same purpose, especially as my vision of the project began to grow beyond the four-by-six banner in Sam’s Club,” Sims said.
Sims shared her idea with Seymour Center art instructor David Sovero. Sovero found several pictures that displayed what Sims had described and after she selected one, he began work on the mural.
The project was funded by the Friends of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center. The director of the Orange County Department on Aging Jancie Taylor and senior center administrator Myra Austin were credited with supporting the project.
“I also want to thank David Sovero who brought to life a beautiful masterpiece through his talent and artistic skills,” said Sims.