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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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Memorial Day Means Beginnings… And Memories

Where did May go? Everyone’s asking that this week, myself included. And it’s true, it has flown by, and now the first holiday of the summer is upon us: Memorial Day. Personally, this is one of my favorite holidays. It … Continue reading

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Military Pins are used for more than Just Special Occasions

Military pins are a popular item these days, but many people don’t realize just how versatile they are. When many people imagine an occasion for wearing them, they think of war memorials and official military occasions exclusively, but there are … Continue reading

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Citizen Soldiers

I love seeing people stand up straighter, extend a hand to shake, or even open both arms out wide in embrace, when they see a member of the military. In shopping malls, airports, on city streets, these gestures of thanks … Continue reading

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What are Some Ways to Honor Veterans on Veterans Day?

On November 11th, Americans will be celebrating another Veterans Day, honoring those who have served in one of the branches of the military. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, there are roughly 23 million veterans of the WWII, Korean … Continue reading

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