American Heroes

American Heros Inside

Walke Communications played a pivotal role in many of Belmont Village’s national initiatives including the American Heroes: Portraits of Service photography project that began in 2008 and remains active today.  The Heroes project began with a young photographer named Thomas Sanders who wanted to photograph WWII veterans in one of our communities and soon expanded to include establishing community-specific galleries of all veterans in every Belmont Village across the country.  We created best practices for photography shoots and gallery specifications that are still in use today.  We interviewed the veterans and wrote their stories for the wall plaques. We managed the photo shoots, gallery installations, and opening events, along with media relations which have garnered numerous media placements for each shoot and installation over the years.