During World War II, Winston Churchill and the BBC used the "V" for Victory hand-sign to rally their countrymen that victory over Hitler's evil forces would happen. England rallied behind the "V," creating hand-signs, jewelry, posters, pendants, and more in an effort to encourage & inspire each other in the fight against the Nazis.
More than just victory, seeing the "V" meant hope. It meant strength. It meant we shall prevail.