After a traumatic experience as a Viet Nam Veteran,
it took Edward Champigny a good long while to start the healing
process, but once honing
in on his "God-given artistic ability" to produce beautiful
Koi artwork, the healing began.
Recently, Mr. Robert A. Fairbairn of the Military Order of the
Purple Heart, Department of Massachusetts, bestowed recognition
and acknowledgement on Mr. Champigny’s moving and patriotic
Koi Artwork, in particular his painting called “The Liberty.”
On December 1, 2004, Ed received poignant recognition in a beautiful
letter from Mr. Fairbairn, acknowledging him for his time and contribution
of beautiful and very patriotic Koi Artwork.
To quote Mr. Fairbairn: “Ed, your message, both personal
and artistic is particularly relevant during these troubled times
when our finest young men and women are daily placed in harm's way
to preserve and protect, as you so aptly titled your painting “Liberty.”
Mr. Fairbairn further stated that in support of Mr. Champigny’s
worthy goal, he pledged to assist him in his endeavor to present
a copy of the Koi Art painting, “The Liberty” to President
Click to read letter...