Thomas Kinkade Company Honors Andrews AFB Bronze Star Recipient with Presentation of "Heading Home" Canvas on Friday, December 15, 2006.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. -- The Thomas Kinkade Heading Home Tour will honor Staff Sergeant Carlie C. Morey for her heroic service in Iraq with a limited edition canvas of the Thomas Kinkade work "Heading Home" on Friday, December 15, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Home Tradition Store at Andrews AFB, MD. Staff Sergeant Morey will accept the artwork on behalf of Andrews Air Force Base, where it will be permanently displayed.
The presentation ceremony includes a personalized recorded message from Thomas Kinkade, "The Painter of Light[TM]," as well as a special presentation by Colonel Paul R. Ackerley, 316th Wing Commander.
The signed, limited edition canvas of "Heading Home" recognizes Staff Sergeant Morey for selfless actions that went above and beyond the call of duty during her deployment to the 732nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron at Abu Ghraib, Iraq. She performed emergency medical procedures with minimal instructions - assisting doctors with stitching wounds, improvising bandages out of discarded plastic, removing shrapnel from multiple wounds, and administering IVs. She saved over 20 lives. Staff Sergeant Morey was awarded the Bronze Star for her extraordinary service.
"I am very proud of our men and women in uniform," says Thomas Kinkade. "These folks are defenders of all that we hold dear in our country: faith, home, and freedom. I also feel great pride for the families of those who serve. Everyone looks forward to the day when those in uniform have completed their duty and are heading home. I salute Sergeant Morey for her dedication and her determination and I am grateful for her service to our country."
The presentation is the finale to the week-long Heading Home Tour. The Tour offers a rare opportunity to see a very limited collection of Thomas Kinkade artwork. Customers will have the opportunity to purchase limited edition canvases, hand-signed by Thomas Kinkade, or have their canvases enhanced by a Master Highlighter. Thomas Kinkade Master Highlighters are trained and certified to use Thomas Kinkade's highlighting techniques to add dimension to limited edition canvases with paint - making each one a unique work of art. Master Highlighters are also master storytellers and will share stories about the images as they paint.
The Home Tradition Store is located at Building 1683 at Andrews AFB, MD. Space is limited. Guests should RSVP to Veronica Reese at (301) 568-1770 ext. 101. Guests need to RSVP by Wed. Dec. 13(th) at 12:00 Noon, in order to secure access to the base for the event.
About the Thomas Kinkade Company
The Thomas Kinkade Company publishes the work of Thomas Kinkade and distributes his art and related collectibles through independently owned galleries worldwide, an extensive network of branded and licensed dealers, and strategic marketing relationships with more than 70 licensees. The company's primary products are canvas and paper reproductions that feature Mr. Kinkade's artistic unique use of light and his peaceful and inspiring themes. Mr. Kinkade, known as the "Painter of Light(TM)," is the most successful and most collected living artist in U.S. history. For more information, please visit the Company's Web site at www.thomaskinkade.com.
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|Date:||Dec 11, 2006|
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