Michael Reagan is an artist and Marine veteran of the Vietnam War living and working in Edmonds, WA. Reagan started […]
Michael Reagan is an artist and Marine veteran of the Vietnam War living and working in Edmonds, WA.
Reagan started the Fallen Heroes Project, for which he creates hand-drawn, one-of-a-kind graphite portraits of soldiers from all branches of the military who have died in service.
He draws about two portraits a day, and spends about 10 to 12 hours drawing.
Drawing these portraits is not easy for him because it comes with the knowledge that these sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, mothers, and fathers have been taken from their families.
“I spend a lot of my life looking at dead people, and I’m not gonna pretend. It is hard,” he says.
He hopes these memorials will not only provide some comfort to grieving families, but will also serve as a way for everyone to recognize the sacrifice these men and women made.