Silent Silhouettes

To mark the final year of the World War One centenary, The Royal British Legion is inviting the public to take part in a movement to say 'Thank You' to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed, rebuilt and changed the nation. In support of the Thank You movement we are offering for donation a variety of silhouettes to symbolise the communities that took part in WW1, they shaped the nation as we know it today.

The silhouettes are near life-size and can be fixed to a wall or attached to an upright post in public or private spaces. In addition to the iconic image of a 'Tommy' (our original Silent Soldier) there are equally significant representatives of the members of the communities the nation says thank you to, including those who gave medical support, soldiers from across the commonwealth, RAF/RFC, Navy, munition factory workers and suffragettes who lead the fight for votes for women. They all helped makes us the nation we are today.

The silhouettes will be displayed across the country by businesses, local authorities and individuals as a reminder of the sacrifices made during the First World War.

The silhouettes have at their base the words 'Lest we Forget' but any business or community group can buy and sponsor a silhouette and have its name incorporated in the base wording, as an act of Remembrance and supporting the valuable work of The Royal British Legion. 

Business leaders are invited to sponsor and display one or more silhouettes throughout the period from now to late 2018 when the nation will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the end of WW1. 

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