THE TRANSATLANTIC MAGAZINE
People in the UK, US and Canada are being invited to join a new community hub launched this week by Faces of Valour, a free app due out in 2021 which will share military history stories and preserve the legacy of military veterans.
The app is being developed by Canada-based Memory Anchor with the goal of combining resources, including from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), in order to protect the memory of fallen heroes, and educate future generations on their stories.
Explaining the app, co-founder Ryan Mullens, said that "When we decided to create the Faces of Valour app, it was always our intention to create a unique and interesting way for people to interact with military history and honour those that have fallen to protect our freedom and way of life. He added that "creating an app that offers physical interaction, modern technology and can appeal to more generations will help us to retain the memories of our loved ones we lost".
The team behind the project have already started work on the community hub, which will act as a resource with information, pictures, images of service records and much more.
Co-founder of the app Matthew Cudmore added that "We are so excited to launch our community site and begin to collate lots of stories of real people. We are so grateful to our professional partners at Beechwood, Veterans Affairs Canada, and of course the CWGC. The development of the app has been the focus for Ryan and I for months, and we can wait to bring it to the market soon. For now, we are excited to focus on our community in time for Remembrance celebrations, in whatever form they may take this year. With every story we are told we hope to continue to tell that story for many years to come."
A demonstration of how the app will work is scheduled to be uploaded to the community hub at 6am on Veterans Day, November 11.
To join the community and follow the app's progress, go to www.memoryanchor.com.