Polycor Inc. Honors their Veteran Employees by Collaborating with The Veterans Portrait Project
Photographer Stacy Pearsall’s creative vision celebrates the commitment and generosity of the men and women who dedicated their lives to America
BARRE, VT, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – The world’s largest producer of natural stone, Polycor Inc., is proud to collaborate with renowned American photographer Stacy Pearsall on The Veterans Portrait Project with their campaign ‘The Living Monuments’, to honor and celebrate the courage and devotion of the company’s veteran employees while they’re very much alive.
A veteran can be anyone. They live their lives quietly and discreetly, when in truth they are heroes. We cross paths with them at the supermarket, the coffee shop, in the subway or at the local library, and we never get to fully express our gratitude for their work. The Living Monuments is a way to thank them for their sacrifice and commitment to our nation.
Polycor’s campaign will include exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage, interviews, portraits and heartwarming content that will be shared on Polycor’s social media platforms from November 8, 2018 through June 2019.
«We often commemorate the veterans who have lost their lives at war, but those who have fought for this beautiful country and survived are often forgotten.» remarks Patrick Perus, President and CEO of Polycor Inc. «Polycor employs almost 60 veterans in the US. When we saw Stacy’s work, we wanted to do something to thank them for their service and so, quite naturally, we thought of a stone monument. We wanted to raise awareness for veterans in our communities so as to keep them in the front of our minds, even after their military service has ended.»
«My process is to capture organic poses that are natural to the individuals and who they are,» said Stacy Pearsall, photographer. «My goal is to continue to raise awareness for veterans in our communities and to keep them at the forefront of people’s minds.» Pearsall went on to say that she hopes to put together a book of her images once she has documented veterans from all 50 states.
The monument will serve as both an independent marker as well as a podium upon which individuals can stand. The monument will be installed after Thanksgiving 2019 in the Rock of Ages Visitors’ Center in Barre, VT – a Polycor subsidiary – where guests can view the video of the collaboration as well as the iconic images.
About Polycor Inc.
Polycor Inc. is the world’s leading natural stone quarrier and its core mission is to make people fall in love with natural stone. Their world-class reputation comes from a great legacy of stone work on historical landmarks, institutional, commercial and residential projects. Founded in Québec City (Canada) in 1987, the company now employs nearly 1,100 people and owns over 44 quarries and 17 manufacturing plants across North America and Europe. For more information, visit their website or follow their social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
About The Veterans Portrait Project
The Veterans Portrait Project captures portraits and stories throughout the U.S. with the aim of raising awareness for the veteran community through digital media and print exhibits nationwide. For more information, visit their website or follow their social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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