Who is a hero?

Find out from portraits, soldiers’ personal stories, photos, letters, videos and history.

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Project Heroes Soldier Portrait Database

Project Heroes Soldier Portrait Database

What were our heroes like as children, teenagers and adults? What compelled them to join the military? Find out who liked to camp in -40 weather, who had his eyebrows shaved off at graduation, who was a Buddhist and more.

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In Memory of
Allan M. Middleton
Dec.5. 1922 –Mar.6 2013

The Exhibition

Ensure our soldiers are remembered for their lives, for defending democracy and creating opportunities for children to attend school and for men and women to experience basic rights and freedoms.

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Why Project Heroes?

Why Project Heroes?

Project Heroes began with a magazine spread in an airport in late 2008. Alberta artists Susan Abma and Shairl Honey were sitting in an airport on their way home from a portrait convention when they opened up ‘Hello’ magazine and saw the photo spread of 100 fallen soldiers who had died to date. They were struck by the loss of life and felt that painting their portraits was a way to give back.Recognizing the scale of this undertaking they asked fellow artist Cindy Revell to join them. Equally touched by the loss of these young lives Cindy agreed and the three artists began planning what would soon become Project Heroes®.

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