Our soldiers — the lionhearted — should be held in our highest esteem for their service. This project is our way to venerate our warriors, and through them all those who have served to defend this great land, our United States of America.
Purple heart recipient, Shane Ruiz, and US Air Force Veteran, Shawn Ganther, and I will use our filmmaking and painting abilities to artistically render twenty-four stories of strength, power and courage for Americans across the country to witness and honor. Eventually, we hope that this tribute will be exhibited at the Pentagon Art Exhibit and these soldiers’ stories permanently enshrined in our nation’s history.
I am tremendously grateful to work with Shane and Shawn on this project and for their military service. The ambition and definiteness of purpose of their initiative to celebrate the tremendous endurance of our American warriors — the self-reliance and discipline of their minds, bodies and spirits — infuses me with great confidence and pride. On behalf of the Lionhearted team, it is an honor to work on this project for our families, our friends, our nation and our warriors.
To learn more and follow the journey of the Lionhearted, reach out to Owen or join him on his Instagram.