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  • 90% Cotton / 10% Poly
  • Cotton Dyed in California
  • Assembled in Mexico
  • Printed in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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 “KNOW THE OTHERSIDE” 

PROJECT: 2016 HERO[series]
LOCATION: Detroit, Michigan

VETERAN: Ryan Groves
BRANCH: U.S. Army

DESIGNER: Ana Alvarez

DESIGN STORY: “KNOW THE OTHERSIDE”

Ryan has lived through dark times. He lost his leg, suffered a punctured lung, and has been close to dying on numerous occasions.

His design represents that we cannot truly appreciate the good times without also having lived through the bad times, and vice versa. The sun and the moon is a reinterpretation of yin and yang, how opposite forces can be complementary of each other. Ryan’s mission is to encourage civilians to get to know Veterans better, and vice versa. Through mutual respect and meaningful conversation, both sides can better support each other and live in harmony. In this way, the Latin motto “Semper Fi,” which translates to “Always faithful,” can represent a better balanced world for both Veterans and civilians to thrive in together.