Artist Dr. Charles Smith speaks with “Chicago Tonight” about his new exhibition at the National Veterans Art Museum. (WTTW News)

In 1968, a U.S. Marine was wounded and evacuated from Vietnam and returned to Chicago. He found his calling making artwork with an approach that could be called obsessive.

Chicago is home to an armory of art created by members of our armed forces. With Veterans Day in mind, we bring you another look at a visit to the National Veterans Art Museum for a virtual tour.

A prominent work of art has been out of the public eye for almost five years. Titled “Above and Beyond,” the installation commemorates American soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, and it's now back on display at the Harold Washington Library.

Dignified Portraits of Men and Women Who Served and the Thoughts They Carried.