WEAR THE RED SHIELD
Make the shield a prominent part of your clothing ensemble for that day. Click HERE or on the assets below for a selection of caps, shirts, pins, stickers, temporary tattoos, and more.
WEAR THE UNIFORM EVERYWHERE YOU CAN
At work, in the neighborhood, or at school, when someone asks you about your uniform or the red shield you’re wearing, what will you say about your relationship and role within the Army? This creates an opportunity to share with others something that’s important to you. If you choose to wear your uniform to work, we have drafted a letter to your employer you will find in the assets section below.
PREPARE IN ADVANCE
Thinking about what you might say ahead of time is a good way to prepare and a way of being considerate of people’s time. Take a moment to complete the following sentences. I belong in The Salvation Army because… To me, The Salvation Army’s shield is a symbol of… I wear this uniform because…
If no one asks, are you willing to spark that conversation? For instance, “I’m dressed like this because today is Show Your Shield Day, and I’d like to tell you about what being a part of The Salvation Army means to me.”
CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA POST
Wearing your shield or uniform, post a selfie of just yourself or with someone you’ve just met with the hashtag #ShowYourShield.
Complete the following sentence in your status: Today, I’m showing my shield, because… Or, Consider writing a post that explains what the Salvation Army means to you.
Show your support by using the Show Your Shield picture frame. Click here to get it: http://bit.ly/ShowYourShield
Click the phone on the right of the screen for more ideas on how you can Show Your Shield.