A group of students in Las Vegas are finishing a mural that includes tiles made in honor of the trapped miners who were rescued from a Chilean mine.
Larry Rush, an art teacher for New Horizons Center for Learning, spearheaded the effort on a 44 feet by 8 feet mural.
Rush said he was inspired to do the project when he learned about a butterfly flying out of the mine when it collapsed and trapped the miners.
He said if it weren't for that butterfly, the miners would have been beneath the cave-in rather behind it.
That story also inspired his students not only at the private school he teaches, but also with students at two other schools and a community center in North Las Vegas.
The project inspired Mayor Carolyn Goodman to proclaim Wednesday, Oct. 13 as Chilean Miner Day.
Rush said the hope for the mural is to transport it to Chile for display at a planned museum slated for the site of the mine.
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