In addition to the #doorstepsalute there is also the opportunity to go online and find the heroes in your family uncovering their ‘shoebox stories’. Everyone will have tales that are waiting to be re-told to younger generations; stories that are currently suspended in time inside a box tucked away in an attic, gathering dust. Inside these boxes there could be mementos steeped in military history, keys that could unlock the people’s version of events that took place during the First and Second World Wars and all conflicts since.
Maybe a ration book that can tell how a great grandmother struggled to feed her growing family during the Second World War. Possibly medals that grandparents, great grandparents, or other family members earned during their service – what did they do to achieve the honours? Old photos can be a great conversation starter – children can help to identify who’s who to create the bigger picture so that we never forget the sacrifices made all those years ago.
You can upload videos, photographs, short stories, poems, or any other preferred format onto www.theremembrancepenny.com, contributing to the global community of Remembrance that ensures the stories of the past live on.
Any Cadets or CFAVs who sign up and create an account on the Remembrance Penny website and then add a profile of a family member or friend who has served the nation will receive a complimentary The Remembrance Pin MMXX: https://store.theremembrancepenny.com/product/remembrance-penny. Use the code ArmyCadet
Stand up and salute your hero. Be proud of who we are, be proud of our nation, be proud of the most ordinary people that have done the most extraordinary things. #doorstepsalute