A new mural is being painted next to the iconic State of Liberty at 20th and Eye streets in downtown Bakersfield. Tom Zachary painted the first mural and has begun on the adjacent building this week with the hope of having a key portion of it done in time for Friday’s Veteran’s Day Parade. Zachary hopes three Vietnam-era soldiers will be completed in time, the likenesses are thirteen feet tall on what will be a sixty-foot wide mural.

Sean Michael Lisle