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How to Honor Our Heroes

Many people today look up to celebrities and athletes who are constantly in the spotlight. While this may be true, it’s important that they do not forget those who sacrifice their lives for others. Our men and women in uniform … Continue reading

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Belonging

Recent studies have shown that belonging to a group is important to both our physical and mental health. When we belong to a group we tend to maintain better psychological health and are usually in better physical health. Some of … Continue reading

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Stories of Military Survival: Some Films and some Should-Be Films

In movies, 2014 is shaping up to be the year of military survival. Early this year, the movie Lone Survivor was released, and audiences reacted positively to the gripping true story. The movie details the account of Navy Seal Marcus … Continue reading

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3 Common Organizations that Benefit from Challenge Coins

If you want to show someone in your organization how grateful you are for their work, there are multiple ways to do so. Many employers like to send out e-mails to their organization highlighting an employee’s dedicated efforts, and other … Continue reading

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How Military Challenge Coins Work

A military challenge coin is a commemorative coin made especially for a specific unit or branch of the armed forces. Many units carry their own challenge coins and there are many hundreds (if not thousands) of variants that make wonderful … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Marine Corps Challenge Coins

Whether you’re in the military yourself, have a relative who is, or you’re just interested in collecting military paraphernalia, the use of challenge coins is perhaps one of the most interesting customs – and the coins themselves, in an amazing … Continue reading

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Onto the Next!

Well, we made it! Another year behind us, and another one lining up. We at PinMart had a great year professionally and personally, and we have all of our clients, colleagues and fans of Facebook and this blog to thank … Continue reading

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Semper Fi

You’ve heard about James Brown being the hardest working man in show business. But have you heard of the hardest working men and women in the military? Those would be the Marines. Not only were they an organized, recognized fighting … Continue reading

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Thank you for being a friend!

Happy Employee Recognition Day! Very convenient and appreciated that this day falls on a Friday this year. So to everyone out there who reads this blog and works for a living (which I’m guessing is nearly all of you): we … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day

With the inauguration coming up in a few days, both civilians and those working on Capital Hill are abuzz with preparations and excitement. And rightly so! In our country’s history, Barack Obama is only our 44th president, and with inaugurations taking place … Continue reading

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