Legend Of The Silver Penny
For members of the Bluecoats, your first real arrival into the ranks is when you are given your blue shoelace. All winter long rookies see coins jangling around the necks of veterans on that blue shoelace. This year the shoelace, and the change that comes with it, turns 25 years old. Members of the Bluecoats who complete a season receive a silver penny from that year to wear on a blue shoe-string lanyard. Like many corps traditions, it has evolved over the years. But unlike tradition, it has served to tie together generations of Bluecoats who were not part of the original tradition.
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