ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — If you have been traveling through the downtown area, you may have seen this mural behind me receiving its finishing touches. Well after 200 hours, the hard work has paid off.
Tuesday evening, the city of Enterprise held a dedication ceremony to show off the finished product of the Fort Rucker mural as well as honor the man behind the brush — Wes Hardin.
Mayor Cooper, FT. Rucker Commanding General David Francis and others involved with the project were pleased how the painting turned out.
The mural depicts many aspects of how Camp Rucker turned into what we know it as today Fort Rucker — the largest Army aviation training facility.
“It shows the woman’s army core that plays a large role in World War 2 that women play today and it also depicts the airplane and tank involved in the maneuvers at Camp Rucker prior to the units being deployed.
It also represents soldiers from the past and diversity displayed on an American flag background. Mayor Cooper says the mural is a great attraction to the city.
“Fort Rucker pumps in about a billion dollars or more a year in this community they are an integral part of our community. They come in with their culture and traveling around the rural world bringing in new ideas and what not and this mural is gonna be a sight to see,” Mayor Cooper said.
If you haven’t seen the masterpiece, its located right next to River Bank and Trust.