"Hearing the individual personal stories of those who served our country selflessly was a humbling experience. Their recollections were strong, vivid and often filled with emotion. Being a part of the large team of creative people who have brought this important project to life to share with the broader community has been a privilege.”
- Lorraine MacLarty, Photographer 2016 & 2017, Artist 2017
"The relationship between artist, poet, photographer and veteran seemed an unlikely mix; however, as my rough words became lyrical through the poet, my image transformed by the artist and captured by the photographer, I felt a pride and gratitude, not just for me but for all those who wear the same uniform and shared similar experiences."
- Max Streeter, Veteran 2015, Artist 2016
"Learning of the heroic sacrifices of all our war veterans through Mal Brian’s experience, reinforces the fact that we can never say 'Thank you' enough."
- Cathryn McEwen, Artist 2015
"It has been a profound experience to present Dick’s story to the Australian Spirit project, to poetry, to history, and to each reader. As with all lives, there is so much more to tell."