It’s a new look for a veteran’s service organization in downtown Kearney.

Sunday, officials from VFW Post 759 admired the new mural that was painted on last week by Derek Rusher.

They said the upgrade has already helped recruit a new member, started conversations with others about the post and is a way to bring interest back to the organization.

“It’s for the community. It’s not just for the VFW. It’s for everybody. Derek didn’t do it just for us. He did it for all and it’s in the public for everybody to know that,” said Jim Lutz, VFW Post 759 quartermaster.

“This is  a sense of pride in our building that we can share with, give the community, show that we take pride in ourselves so we look like one organization that people want to join,” said Cory Walcott, VFW 759 post commander.

The work on the mural started last Sunday and was done last Friday, just in time for the VFW State Convention in Kearney.

By Connie Weight