Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Unveils Mural on Veterans Day

Douglas MacArthur Elementary School unveiled a tapestry depicting its namesake, five-star U.S. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur in honor of Veterans Day. Students, staff and community members joined Artist Cheryl Foster, Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. and Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Principal Penny Hairston at the event to celebrate the new artwork, the school’s history and honor those who have served our nation. 

The 8 x 15-foot tapestry was handcrafted, with student artwork incorporated, by Cheryl Foster, a multimedia artist who specializes in large-scale public art. Students from multiple grade levels contributed to the tapestry with work they did in their art classes. 

“It was a proud moment to unveil this tapestry in our school to honor our veterans. General MacArthur made a difference in the lives of a generation of Americans, as does our school named after him, as it strives to inspire a new generation of leaders. Special thanks to Artist Cheryl Foster, whose specialty is large-scale public artworks like this creation, in collaboration with our students,” said Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Principal Penny Hairston.