World-Renowned Artist Susan Sommer-Luarca is Creating a Giant Tribute to our United States Military, Veterans and First Responders

Location and Sponsor; OZAIR Charter – Burgess Aircraft Management 2525 N. General Aviation Dr. in Springfield, Missouri. Mural spans 2 hangar roof-tops.

From her studio, Susan Sommer-Luarca stated, “I am excited to create this 40,000 square foot mural facing the heavens in honor of our armed forces, our veterans, our first responders, our country and our flag. All aircraft entering and leaving the Springfield Regional Airport and surrounding private hangars will have an aerial view of this impactful “Thank you” in the sky. It has long been a dream of mine to paint this meaningful message in such a unique and powerful way. Many thanks to Ozair Charter for their part in making this happen.”


Mark Burgess of Ozair Charter Service and Burgess Aircraft Management stated, “I am proud and honored to sponsor this magnificent tribute to our active service members, veterans and first responders. Our firm employs both active guard members and veterans.

About Susan Sommer-Luarca:

Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient Susan Sommer-Luarca, has been commissioned to paint for many of the world’s largest events including Official USA Olympic Team Artist for the Beijing, Vancouver and Rio Olympic Games, Official 911 Artist NYC 2009, NFL Super Bowl XVll Artist and first female Official PGA Tour Artist just to name a few. Susan is an internationally renowned thoroughbred horse racing artist. She has been the Artist for the Kentucky Derby, Official Preakness Artist, Belmont Stakes Artist, Official Triple Crown Artist, Official Breeders Cup Artist and Official Travers Stakes Artist. Susan is Official Artist of 2015 Triple Crown Winner and Horse of the Year AMERICAN PHAROAH. Susan has been creating both paintings and sculpture work for more than thirty years and her art is widely collected throughout the world. You can find out more about Susan on her website

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