Celebrating their lives and telling the bigger picture
The exhibit tells the stories of the people behind the uniforms through:
- Oil portraits, lively with personality and spirit, painted from family photos.
- Each soldier’s personal story in print beside his or her portrait and an
extended story with photos, videos, letters and poetry of the soldiers on
- A big screen TV with soldiers’ photos showing what life was like for them
on the base, while on patrol and working with the Afghan people.
- Several mural sized paintings represent the issue of suicide and PTSD, the
families of soldiers, the wounded in body and spirit, and serving soldiers
To help put it all in context several educational panels will:
- Present Canada’s involvement in conflict over the past 100 years leading
up to the Afghanistan war.
- Answer the question of what is a Canadian soldier, what compels them to
put their own lives on the line for the sake of others.
A tall maple tree with a yellow ribbon serves as a symbol of
hope, homecoming and remembrance.
What will happen to the exhibit after the tour?
- Project Heroes® hopes to donate the exhibit to an appropriate facility so
it can continue to tour, in whole or in part, to allow the next generation to
learn from the exhibit.
- School children will benefit by having access to the soldiers’ stories on line
for social studies, history and Remembrance Day activities.
Do families get a copy of the portrait?
Yes. Project Heroes® will provide the spouses and parents with a free print of
their soldier’s portrait.