Well, here we must disagree. Objects aren't actually history. History is only our current interpretation of past events. Objects can be historical in nature, but we shouldn't confuse them with the history.True, it is her item. But at least show some respect for history!
In other words, everything old is historical.
We appreciate military history so objects like the helmet are important to us. But we'd likely walk past objects that might move others to tears. How much other stuff is seen on Antiques Roadshow, Pawn Stars, etc. that most of us wouldn't pay a dollar for, and likely would throw out if we were cleaning out an old house?