JIM DAMASKE | Times
Clearwater Police Honor Guard members Cpl. Todd Turpack, back to camera, and Detective John Walser salute as other members of the Clearwater Police Honor Guard post the colors for the opening ceremony of the Eyes of Freedom traveling exhibit on Thursday. The collection of large-scale paintings depicts the 22 Marines and one Navy corpsman of Lima Company who were killed in the war in Iraq in 2005, along with three other troop carrier drivers. The paintings were created by Ohio artist Anita Miller, who says she saw them in a dream, and the finished exhibit was unveiled more than two years later in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda in 2008. The exhibit now travels the country. It was unveiled locally at Veteran's Funeral Care, 15381 Roosevelt Blvd., near Largo, and will remain on display through Saturday before moving to Tampa at the University of South Florida.