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Testimonials

Here are some of our public endorsements and comments from the initial installation of There But Not There, which inspired the nationwide project.
This year, as we remember this generation of patriots who gave so much so that we might live free, we have an amazing opportunity to honour their memory by raising money for our living veterans. The There But Not There campaign will raise vital funds to support our veterans that continue to live with the wounds of war. My plea to the nation is simple; get behind the campaign, get online and buy a Soldier Silhouette to remember those who died and help those that live.

General Rick Hillier

It has been my privilege to lead our nation's finest warriors and I believe it is our duty to remember each and every hero who sacrificed their life for our country. I am extremely proud to support There But Not There, a nationwide tribute commemorating the centenary of World War One and raising money for today's Veterans. It is my honor to support this project, not only remember the more than 100,000 Americans lost in WWI, but to help veterans who need it today.

General Stanley A. McChrystal

What ‘There But Not There’ does so powerfully is support those struggling with the wounds of their service. Because it is through remembering and honouring the past that we can best stand alongside those facing so many scars of conflict today.

Bear Grylls

There But Not There seeks to inspire communities commemorate their local fallen, educate the next generation and help heal the seen and unseen wounds of war. This partnership will contribute enormously to the important work of the Foundation as it continues to serve those who have served.

Dominic Reid, Chief Executive, Invictus Games Foundation

True Patriot Love is thrilled to be a part of the There But Not There campaign. Not only does it serve to commemorate the heroes of the past, but it will also help True Patriot Love provide much needed support to our heroes of today.

Bronwen Evans, CEO, True Patriot Love

The There But Not There campaign is a moving tribute to our military and the veteran community. The fact that I am able to commemorate the huge sacrifice made by so many, whilst also raising funds for our wounded warriors attending the Invictus Games in Australia later this year, is a privilege.

Major Ivan Castro

As Patron of the There But Not There project, I strongly commend this initiative as a most compelling way to remember the Fallen of the First World War as our centenary commemoration comes to its conclusion.

General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL

It has been my duty and privilege to serve Her Majesty the Queen both in combat and, later organising State Ceremonial Parades with British Royal Family attendance. I have witnessed many huge public commemorations of lives lost but the poignancy of the There But Not There project brings the commemoration of the Fallen to a heartfelt personal level. Each one of nearly one million British and Commonwealth Military deaths and each one of the 110,000 U.S. Military lives lost in WWI will be acknowledged in this wonderful installation. It is a true honor for me to support this project and know that so much more help will be given to today’s Veterans through the money raised from this campaign.

William Mott OBE MVO

As a small boy I knew Perspex as the blister thru which our Spitfire heroes saw their war.
And that same; crystal clear; safer & better than glass - it made millions of the artefacts of our lives.
Remarkably it is still with us now and when I saw it in an ethereal role as a still and silent silhouette in a church pew, it was both the appropriate material and fitting in it’s silent perfect message - a brilliant clarity and a telling outline. No placard, no noise, not one word needed.
We all knew that silhouette, it will never fade - it was exactly that: There But Not There.

Sir Kenneth Grange, Industrial Designer

“I do commend this creative and imaginative project very warmly. As we commemorate the end of the First World War it is vital that we remember and this project allows us to do so in a way that will engage with the imagination and be a real exercise in remembrance.”

The Most Reverend & Right Hon. The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

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