In that moment, past and present combined and history was no longer a chain of events in dusty text books; for Nic, it became “all so real, and so relevant”. With humbling nonchalance, the veteran uttered words that will forever resonate with courage and fortitude: “We were just doing our job.”The realisation that veterans seek remembrance for the sacriﬁce made by fallen comrades, rather than sympathy and awe, inspired Nic to create Never Forgotten. He shared a photo of his completed piece on social media and received a phenomenal response, with over 28,000 people sharing the image, and many using it to comment on the bravery of those who fought, share memories of loved ones that were lost in battle and express their gratitude for the freedom we now enjoy.
Nic was overwhelmed that something he had created could move people so much. Recognising this opportunity, he insisted that the original was auctioned for a veterans’ charity, where it raised a staggering £7,500.You can purchase an edition by clicking the link below.